Lewis Morgan recently left Celtic to move to the United States to play in the MLS for David Beckham’s newly-formed Inter Milan franchise.
And the Scottish international has revealed that it was Neil Lennon’s decision to play him out of position earlier in the season that played a huge role in his Celtic exit.
As reported by The Scottish Sun, the 23-year-old winger said:
“I had already spoken to Celtic because I hadn’t been playing as regularly as I had wanted to and a lot of the time when I was in the team it wasn’t in my preferred position.
“I felt at that point, it was best for everybody to move on and I could go and get regular football again.”
Lewis Morgan failed to live up to the expectations since joining Celtic from St Mirren in 2018. After a disappointing loan stint at Southampton, he failed to take his chance to impress Neil Lennon despite making 18 appearances this season.
He had the chance to become an important squad player when he was given the opportunity to lead the line in the absence of Odsonne Edouard earlier in the season but judging by his recent comments, it does not look like he was too thrilled with the positional change.
At the end of the day, it is hard not to feel like his departure was the best decision for all parties involved.