TRACKER TRANSFER STATUS: Loan
Seattle Saunders have taken winger Jordan Morris of English champions Swansea City for the remainder of the 2020-21 season, the club announced on Thursday. Athletic were the first to announce the move on January 17.
The 26-year-old is Swansea’s third signing for the winter window, following the move of Ben Hamer from Huddersfield and the arrival of Conor Hurrihan from Aston Villa. Currently, the swans are second in the championship table.
Morris has been a hugely successful home sign since joining the Saunders in January 2016. He has 35 goals and 20 assists in 105 MLS games, winning two MLS cups with Seattle and reaching the league̵
“After all, this move has to do with Jordan and what he wants from his career,” Sounders general manager and president of football Garth Lagerway said in a statement. “Our club and city are behind him when he starts the next phase of his journey and if he returns to Seattle at the end of this loan, we know he will be stronger for the experience.”
Morris, who has 10 goals in 39 appearances for the men’s national team, received permission from Greg Berhalter to leave the USMNT camp in Florida last Wednesday. In a video conference with reporters during the USMNT camp earlier this month, Morris acknowledged European interest.
“I am very proud of the player and professional that Jordan has become. He is a big part of the success of this club and has gained more than this opportunity to trade abroad,” Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer said in a statement. “This particular move gives him a chance to show off his skill set and opens up a number of opportunities for his future. On top of that, I’m excited to watch him play for Swansea.”
Morris had a chance to play abroad after playing NCAA Division I football at Stanford, but refused to move to Werder Bremen to play for his home team.