Sunderland recently lost their star striker Josh Maja, who departed to join French top division side Bordeaux.
This was a major blow for Jack Ross and his Sunderland plans as the 20-year-old’s tally of 16 goals had been the bedrock for their promotion push.
Without Maja’s goals, Sunderland’s season is at risk of derailing unless they can find a player to replace him.
According to Sky Sports News, Celtic starlet Lewis Morgan is a loan target for Sunderland. Morgan worked with Ross last season at St Mirren, scoring 18 goals to help his side to promotion.
The 22-year-old plays as a winger so he would not be a like-for-like replacement for Maja.
But if he can rediscover his goal scoring touch at Sunderland, Morgan could help fill Maja’s void with a number of goals.
While at St Mirren, the Scotland international netted 29 goals in 118 matches, proving that he is a threat in front of goal.
This same report by Sky Sports News adds that the Black Cats are hoping to bring in two new strikers as well as Morgan.
So, between the new strikers, Morgan, Charlie Wyke, Aiden McGeady and Sunderland’s other attacking midfielders, they should be able to make up for Maja’s absence.