Brendan Rodgers suggests Celtic duo Jack Hendry and Lewis Morgan could leave on loan

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen at full time during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic Park Stadium on December 8, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Celtic duo Jack Hendry and Lewis Morgan are reportedly on the radar of Sunderland.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers arrives at the stadium ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Salzburg at Celtic Park on December 13, 2018 in Glasgow, United...

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested to The Scottish Sun that reported Sunderland targets Jack Hendry and Lewis Morgan will leave on loan in the January transfer window.

According to The Dundee Evening Telegraph, Sunderland want to sign 23-year-old Scotland international defender Hendry from Celtic this month.

The Daily Star has credited the Black Cats with interest in securing the services of 22-year-old Scotland international Morgan on loan from the Hoops in the January transfer window.

 

Celtic manager Rodgers has suggested that both the young players will leave on loan this month.

Rodgers told The Scottish Sun about Hendry and Morgan: “Jack and Lewis are out here with us, training, and then we’ll see when we get back. I spoke to both of them and they are great guys as well.

“So yeah, there is an interest in a number of our players. Some of these boys we will be looking to get them out on loan to get them games.”

Jack Hendry of Celtic controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between FC Salzburg and Celtic at Red Bull Arena Wals-Siezenheim on October 4, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria.

Boost for Sunderland

Morgan is a very good winger who worked with Sunderland manager Ross at St. Mirren, and it will make sense for the Black Cats to sign the winger on loan in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old will enhance Sunderland’s chances of finishing in the top two of the League One table at the moment.

As for Hendry, with the Black Cats having signed 21-year-old central defender Jimmy Dunne on loan from Burnley this month, they may not be going for Hendry.

Lewis Morgan (L) of Celtic FC goes shoulder to shoulder with Scott Pittman (R) of Livingston FC during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Celtic at Tony Macaroni Arena...

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