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​DONE DEAL: Sunderland sign Celtic winger Morgan

Sunderland have completed a deal for Celtic winger Lewis Morgan.

The 22-year-old will be at the club until the end of the season.

Morgan signed for Celtic in January 2018, helping the club win the league title last term.

But he has struggled for game time, only playing 13 games for the club this season. And now he has a chance to get a first team spot at the League One club.

He said to the club website of the move: "I'm joining coaching staff I've worked with before, and once I got the opportunity to speak with them, my decision was made.

"My game is based around scoring and creating goals, but I obviously also try to work hard for the team, and that is the most important thing.

"Something special is happening at the club this season, and hopefully I can contribute to that."

Sunderland's manager, Jack Ross, said: "I worked closely with Lewis for several years during my time at St Mirren, and his progression at that time was terrific.

"I've been very open and honest with him about how hard he will have to work to get into our team, as we have some very good players, but he's welcomed that challenge.

"He's still young but he's an exciting player, and I know exactly what he's capable of."

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