Warburton's revenge? Ex-Old Firm boss can deny Celtic top target Lewis Morgan

Celtic will have to battle former Rangers boss Mark Warburton for Lewis Morgan, with the player on Nottingham Forest's radar.

Lewis Morgan of St Mirren in action during the BETFRED Cup Group Stage between St Mirren and Edinburgh City at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2016 in Paisley, Scotland.

According to The Mail, St Mirren midfielder Lewis Morgan is Celtic's top transfer target.

Brendan Rodgers is reportedly keen on the 21-year-old, who began his career in Rangers' academy.

And to win the race, Rodgers' Celtic will have to see off interest from a former Rangers boss, Nottingham Forest's Mark Warburton.

The Scottish Sun reported just a few weeks ago how Warburton sent director of football Frank McParland to scout Morgan first hand.

Lawrence Shankland celebrates his goal with team mate Lewis Morgan of St Mirren during the BETFRED Cup Group Stage between St Mirren and Edinburgh City at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2016...

The Championship club reportedly are weighing up a £500,000 offer for the Scotland under-20 international.

Rangers too have been loosely linked, but it is Warburton's Forest who pose the biggest threat to Celtic's hopes of landing the talented midfielder.

With Morgan's Gers history, he could see a move to Forest as more hassle-free than joining Celtic.

Mark Warburton, manager of Nottingham Forest looks on prior to the Carabao Cup First Round match between Nottingham Forest and Shrewsbury Town at the City Ground on August 8, 2017 in...

Both Warburton and Rodgers have good reputations in terms of developing young players.

Signing him may not be easy, as Celtic have European football on offer and increased funds as a result.

If Warburton is successful it could be seen as a belated revenge over Rodgers, who wiped the floor with his Rangers side during their spell in opposition in Scotland, and hastened his Ibrox demise.

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