Lewis Morgan is edging closer to completing his move to Inter Miami this month, after the winger submitted a work permit application to play in the MLS.

The 23-year-old looks set to become the second player to depart the club this month, following Scott Sinclair’s departure to Preston North End.

And according to the Daily Record, Morgan will “undergo a visa application” after agreeing to personal terms on a “lucrative” contract with the MLS outfit.

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Morgan’s seemingly imminent departure to Inter Miami is an extremely surprising yet excellent piece of business for everyone involved, in my opinion.

The winger has struggled to establish himself as a player capable of becoming a first-team regular at Celtic, following his move from St Mirren in 2018, highlighted by the fact he’s played just 31 times for the club in two years.

And with the Daily Record revealing how Neil Lennon has been impressed by the likes of Daniel Arzani and Marian Shved during this international break, Morgan looks as though he would have faced further competition to force his way into the side.

Therefore a move away appeared necessary, though I was certainly surprised to hear of Inter Miami’s interest.

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However Morgan now looks set to become an important player for the MLS side, given how they have offered the 23-year-old a “lucrative” deal.

And the deal also benefits Celtic, with STV claiming the Hoops will make a profit on Morgan, who has completed 90 minutes just four times for the club.