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Who is Lewis Morgan - the MLS star linked with Sheffield United?

Sheffield United are interested in MLS star Lewis Morgan, according to the Daily Mail.

The Scotland international plays for David Beckham’s franchise, Inter Miami, and has impressed with his performances.

Signed from Celtic last January, Morgan wasn’t expected to be one of the standout performers with Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi also on the books.

But the 24-year-old has started every game for Miami this season, top scoring with five goals and providing eight assists.

This has caught the eye of the Blades, while Reading are also believed to be interested.

A host of French sides have also been keeping tabs, including Bordeaux, Marseille, Nice and Rennes.

Nottingham Forest sent scouts to watch the forward in action during his time at Parkhead as well.

While Miami would be reluctant to sell Morgan, they would be open to it if they received around £2m.

The winger has two years remaining on his current contract.

Who is Lewis Morgan?

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Initially part of the Rangers academy, the Scot joined the St Mirren youth setup in 2012.

Morgan progressed to their first team before Celtic signed him in January 2012 and then loaned him back to St Mirren Park for the rest of the campaign.

A loan spell at Sunderland followed in 2018/19, where the attacker scored two goals in 22 appearances.

Morgan then left the Hoops permanently in January this year having failed to cement a place in the starting XI.

Yet in the US he’s flourished and could be returning to the UK quicker than expected.

Morgan is generally considered a winger – with the ability to play on either flank – but can also operate as a striker.

He could therefore be viewed as a similar sort of player to fellow countryman Oli Burke. Burke has adapted well switching from the wing to a more central role since arriving at Bramall Lane from West Bromwich Albion in the summer.

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