Chris Sutton has said that Celtic have pulled off a bargain by signing Lewis Morgan for £300,000.
The 21-year old completed a move from St Mirren to the Hoops this week but will remain at the Paisley based club till the end of the season as they eye promotion to the Scottish Premiership.
Morgan is regarded as one of the best up and coming youngsters in Scottish football and Sutton believes that a fee of £300 000 for a player of his ability is a bargain.
Some fans of the Hoops will be wondering why the club are not putting him straight into the first team considering that the club are short of wingers with Jonny Hayes and Patrick Roberts both out injured leaving Scott Sinclair and James Forrest as the only options.
Sutton 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.”