Swansea City have reportedly agreed on a deal in principle for the loan of Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris, according to Stuart James of The Athletic. The loan would last until the end of the season and would be an exciting addition to the Swansea attack, with the 26-year-old able to play centrally or out wide.
Morris Due to Sign for Swansea
Attacking Boost for Swansea
Morris signed for Sounders in 2016 following a trial at Bundesliga side Werder Bremen. Bremen offered Morris a contract but he turned it down in favour of staying the US. He had been involved in the Sounders youth set up prior to playing college soccer at Stanford University and, following the end of his education, Morris signed for the Sounders first team where he became the highest ever Homegrown Player contract in MLS history, reportedly earning $250,000 a year.
Since then he has managed 35 goals in 109 MLS appearances. Swansea fans can expect to see a fast and energetic forward player with an eye for goal. A short-term loan is a low-risk option for the South Wales side who sit in second in The Championship table and have aspirations of staying in the automatic promotion places.
Morris will bolster a strong front line with Ghana international Andre Ayew and English Striker Jamal Lowe on eight and nine league goals respectively this season. If the striker makes an impact in his six months in The Championship then Swansea could well be tempted to make the move permanent.
International Career for Morris
Morris has impressed for the US national team and has scored ten goals in 39 international appearances for his country. He was included in the squad for a friendly with the Czech Republic in August 2014 becoming the first college player to be called up to the US men’s national side in 15 years. However, he would have to wait until November of that year to make his debut, featuring in a friendly 4-1 loss to Ireland.
His most notable achievement representing his country to date is scoring the winner against Jamaica in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup final which also ensured he finished joint top scorer of the competition with three goals.