DAVID SMITH - Saturday, January 23, 2021
Jordan Morris will finally head across the Atlantic as it was officially announced that the Seattle Sounders attacker has joined English Championship team Swansea City on loan.
The move will see the 26-year-old play with the Welsh-based team for the remainder of the season with an option to make it permanent later on.
Following the Sounders defeat in the MLS Cup final against the Columbus Crew, there were rumblings that interest for Morris was coming from Europe. Teams in the German Bundesliga were once again in the mix, but Swansea was ahead of the pack and in the end, they successfully got their man.
With the Swans currently in second place in the Championship standings, they were in need of reinforcements to make a push for automatic promotion to the Premier League. And the move makes sense for Morris as there was really nothing left for him to accomplish in Seattle as he won two MLS Cups while playing in 105 games and scoring 35 goals.
This is not the first time for the Washington State native to get interest from Europe. Following his college soccer career at Stanford University, Werder Bremen brought the young American over for a trial. Seeming to have made an impression, the team wanted to sign Morris, but he opted to start his professional career in the United States.
Morris could see his first minutes for Swansea when they face Brentford on Jan. 27.