Transfer merchant status: The loan
The club announced on Thursday that the Seattle Sounders had loaned Jordan Morris to Swansea City for the English Championship. Athletic was the first to report the move on 17 January.
The 26-year-old Swansea is the third signing on the winter window, with the move of Ben Hammer from Huddersfield and Connor Huirhein from Aston Villa. The Swans are currently second in the Championship table.
Morris has been a wildly successful homeguard since joining the Sounders in January 2016. He scored 35 goals and 20 assists in 105 MLS games, winning two MLS Cups to Seattle and the league’s 2020 Best XI.
“At the end of the day, the move is about Jordan and what he wants from his career,” Sours general manager and president Garth Lagway said in a release. “Our club and the city are behind him as he gets to the next leg of his journey, and should he return to Seattle at the end of this loan, we know he will be strong for the experience.”
Morris, who scored 10 goals in 39 US men’s national team appearances, was allowed to leave the USMNT camp in Florida last Wednesday by Gregg Berhalter. Morris acknowledged European interest in a video conference call with reporters during the USMNT camp earlier this month.
“The player and professional are very proud that Jordan has become. He is a big part of the club’s success and has earned more than this opportunity to ply his trade abroad,” Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer Said in a release. This special move gives him a chance to showcase his skills and opens up many options for his future. At the top, I am excited to see him playing for Swansea. “
Morris had a chance to play overseas after playing NCAA Division I football at Stanford, but he led to a move by Werder Bremen to play for his hometown team.