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Jordan Morris due in Wales this week as Swans get their man !
Monday, 18th Jan 2021 20:55 by Keith Haynes

Seattle Saunders utility player Jordan Morris is due in Swansea late this week to join up with his new team mates at the Liberty. An agreement between the Sounders and Swansea is signed, as well as the players terms agreed. Once MLS sanction the deal, and that’s not going to be an issue, a visa will be issued ahead of the swans FA Cup clash against Nottingham Forest.

Swansea City fans will be delighted to hear that Jordan Morris is very keen to fly to Wales and start this next phase of his career. The twenty six year old is an MLS favourite and Sounders fans are very disappointed to see him go. His record isn’t just about goal scoring, although he does know where the net is, he is seen as a versatile player with a lot to offer across the top of the pitch. Recognised for his pace and hard work rate he has scored ten international goals for his country USA in thirty nine games. At club level last season he scored eleven goals in twenty seven games with eight assists.

There is no loan fee for Morris and around seventy five percent of his wages will be covered by Swansea. This is around three hundred thousand dollars. ( £221,000 ) There is also an option to buy at the end of the coming championship season. On February 22, 2018 while playing in El Salvador against Santa Tecla in the Sounders' first match of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League, Morris collapsed untouched in the 85th minute with a torn ACL. He was reported to likely miss 6–9 months. After missing the entirety of the 2018 MLS season, Morris was signed to a five-year contract extension with the Sounders in December 2018. Since then he has suffered little reaction to the injury and has resumed to his best in the last year. Morris was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of nine and is one of the few professional athletes with the condition to play. He said that having diabetes has helped shape him. His tattoo "T1D" on his inner arm is a tribute to the armband people with diabetes have to wear.

Sam Parkin on Jordan Morris
“I’ve sat on the fence quite a lot so I’m going to go all in here. I’d be really excited if I was a Swansea supporter. He had a really bad injury a few years ago, but since he’s been back fit he’s been outstanding. He’s an amazing athlete, very powerful, direct runner. He played in a 4-2-3-1 for Seattle, wide on the left and coming infield. “I’ve seen him play as a No.9 too, he’s played wide right, gets goals. His physical attributes should be really suited to the Championship. My one concern would be how Swansea set up, that 3-4-1-2 which is pretty set in stone. He’s not a No.10, because he wouldn’t be comfortable receiving the ball on the half-turn with little passes – that’s not his game. He’d have to play as a striker, as an alternative to Jamal Lowe with Andre Ayew, I’d imagine, which he could no problem at all, but he’d be better in a 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 in a wide position. This lad, when I’ve watched him in MLS, I’ve thought ‘surely someone in Europe will take a chance on him.’”

Jordan Morris on his way to Wales this week

It seems barring a totally unexpected issue that Jordan Morris will be in contention for a place in the swans squad on Saturday failing that for the away trip to Rotherham next week.

Swansea Independent view This is a quality piece of business by the swans and displays a real intention to maintain the promotion challenge as the second half of the season progresses.

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