Scottish Premiership champions Celtic allowed Lewis Morgan to chase a new adventure in the MLS with David Beckham’s Inter Miami.
Lewis Morgan has made a brilliant decision walking away from Celtic to join David Beckham’s Inter Miami, according to former Hoops scout Neil McGuinness in quotes reported by the Daily Record.
Plenty of eyebrows were raised during the January transfer window when the Scottish winger swapped Parkhead for Florida, USA, in a £300,000 deal.
The MLS is shedding it’s ‘retirement league’ reputation and the signing of a 23-year-old rising star should do wonders for the reputation of a competition which hopes to establish itself amongst the most popular and exciting in the world game.
A year before Morgan packed his bags and headed across the Atlantic, McGuinness made a similar move – albeit in a different capacity.
A highly-respected scout who worked under Neil Lennon and Ronny Deila at Celtic is now a director at Columbus Crew and he is confident that a fellow Scot has made the right move, at the right time.
“I saw Lewis the other week for Inter Miami at DC and I thought that he was their best player,” McGuinness claims. “It says a lot about him as a young player, moving countries and being able to produce that level of performance away from home in just his second game.
“It says a lot about him as a young player, moving countries and being able to produce that level of performance away from home in just his second game.
“I think MLS is in a great place just now. A real buzz exists right now. It’s one of the real emerging leagues globally and its definitely on an upward curve.”
Inter Miami lost both of their first two MLS encounters before the global health pandemic stopped the 2020 season in it’s tracks. But, when the campaign gets going again, they should be confident of turning things around and fast with Morgan already looking a cut above at this level.