Jordan Morris transfer rumor: Swansea City interested in loan
Jordan Morris could be going overseas after all. The telegraph and Athleticism both report that Swansea City are set to secure a six-month loan for Morris in hopes of securing promotion from the Championship to the Premier League. Swansea is currently second in the automatic promotion, just one point behind third place Bournemouth and four points behind first place Norwich City.
The Telegraph story says the deal is almost done and Morris could join Swansea as early as next week. Morris is currently in training camp with the United States National Team. There were no details of the terms of the deal beyond a six-month loan. An updated version of the story claims that Bundesliga’s Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg and Serie A’s Fiorentina were also interested in Morris.
The move is a bit surprising, both because of the timing and the destination. Morris was asked about the possibility of a move just a few days ago and didn’t exactly make it look like something was imminent.
“Certainly there are some conversations going on with Seattle and a bit in Europe,” he said. “It’s a similar position to where I was before the MLS Cup: if the right offer and the right team came along, that’s something I would be interested in. “
While a move to the English Second Division isn’t exactly a glamorous move, it does make some sense. Swansea targeted several attack pieces this window as they lost Morgan Gibbs-White, who was recalled by Wolverhampton Wanderers. Morris would almost certainly be a starter in Swansea’s 3-4-1-2 setup and the length of the loan would allow him to get his first European experience without being locked away anywhere. If he excels, it could allow him to move to a bigger club. If that doesn’t work, he could still come back to the Sounders during the summer. transfer window. Theoretically, he could be back as early as June, as the loan would expire once Swansea’s season is over.
While the Sounders are unlikely to benefit much from a loan, they have hinted that they are prepared to let Morris be the driving force behind any move.
“We will be working with Jordan,” Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey said last month. “The way we deal with this is that we’re just open and transparent. We said ‘Jordan, what do you wanna do? We are happy to work, we want happy players. We want ambitious players.
At the same time, Lagerwey was honest about the difficulty of replacing Morris. It would be even more difficult if Morris had taken out a loan, because even if they wipe their salary off the books for six months, they are unlikely to make much, if at all, allowance money. If the start of the season was delayed, as seems a possibility, the pain would be lessened and he would still potentially be back in time for a playoff push.
“Jordan is a unique asset for our club,” said Lagerwey. “His value to us in our community because of his good person and his activity, is special and probably not reproducible. Jordan is probably worth more to us here than a comparable player who is in the top 5 MVP votes. He is very valuable to us.
“Having said that, we will definitely support him in whatever he wants to do, whatever direction he wants to take.”