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Chris Sutton praises Lewis Morgan capture

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.

Celtic legend Chris Sutton is liking the capture of Lewis Morgan.

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.

Chris Sutton has told The Record that signing Lewis Morgan for £300,000 represents a bargain for Celtic.

The 21-year-old winger completed his move from St Mirren to Celtic this week, but will stay on loan at the Paisley-based club as they chase promotion into the Scottish Premiership.

Morgan is one of the most promising young players in Scotland, and Sutton claims that £300,000 is "absolutely nothing" for a player of his potential.

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...

He told The Record: "His name has been on the radar for a while and £300,000 is absolutely nothing in today’s market. Celtic are gambling on his potential and also the talent he has shown.

"He’ll be going into an environment where he’ll be up against Scott Sinclair, James Forrest and Patrick Roberts, if he stays, for a place in the team.

"It’s all there for Morgan as well but when he walks into the Celtic dressing room for the first time he needs to take the bull by the horns and fear nobody – just like McGeady and Maloney did."

Demarai Gray of England and Lewis Morgan of Scotland battle for the ball during the UEFA European Under 21 Championship Group 4 Qualifier between England and Scotland at Riverside Stadium...

Morgan is certainly talented but some Celtic fans might wonder why he isn't going straight into the senior squad - they need a winger.

Jonny Hayes and Patrick Roberts are both injured and won't be back any time soon, leaving James Forrest and Scott Sinclair as the Bhoys' only fit wingers.

Brendan Rodgers's side are competing in three competitions after the winter break and they probably need another wide option, but it remains to be seen if they get one.

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