He’s a product of the St Mirren youth academy – and now he’s flying the flag for Paisley in the USA as former Buddies and Celtic star Lewis Morgan signs a new Inter Miami deal.

The winger broke through at St Mirren a few seasons ago before a move to Celtic in the 2018/19 campaign. He didn’t manage to establish himself at Celtic Park, completing a move to Inter Miami before the start of the 2020 MLS season.

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Thriving Stateside. (Photo by Matthew Maxey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Morgan is well-thought of in Paisley after his contributions to the 2017/18 Championship title win under Jack Ross. His first season in the MLS had him win the Inter Miami – who are owned by global superstar David Beckham – MVP award after a stellar campaign.

They have moved to pen him to a new deal until 2023, with an extension option until 2024 available. Morgan can’t wait to kick on: “First and foremost, I think in football it’s important to try and repay clubs that show faith in you. Inter Miami have definitely done that with me, they gave me a massive opportunity to come out here and perform.

“I knew that this is where I wanted to be for this year and the coming years. In football it’s a short career so you want to be somewhere I feel valued, and I definitely feel that here. There’s still so much growth and improvement [possible] in my game, I felt I’m definitely not finished here.

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Long-term ambition. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

“I have so much more to give, so much improvement I see in myself. When it came to signing the contract, it was something that I wanted to do.  There’s also definitely improvement, not only in myself, but as a team. We want to improve on last year and we know that we need to be doing better as a team and as individuals.”

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