Sounders’ Jordan Morris Reportedly too Pricey for Preston North End

Jordan Morris with USMNT in 2018. Photo by John Dorton/ISI/REX/Shutterstock

Despite being linked with a move overseas, Seattle Sounders’ forward Jordan Morris is likely to stay in MLS for foreseeable future. According to MLS Soccer, Morris attracted interest from English Championship but proved to be too pricey for his potential suitors.

The club that was most interested in Morris was reportedly Preston North End Morris, who inquired about the 25-year-old forward through intermediaries. However, the price they got from Seattle was well out of their price range, and they will not make an offer for the time being.

Preston was looking for some help up front after a poor start of the new season, in which they collected one point in their first three games while scoring just twice. 

Jordan Morris emerged as one of the best wingers in MLS in recent times, having bagged an MLS Comeback Player of the Year award in 2019 following a stellar outing in Sounders’ road to MLS Cup win. After missing the most of 2018 due to injury, Morris returned last year to score 10 goals and added seven assists in the regular season. He proceeded to contribute with three goals and one assist in the playoffs.

Morris also kicked off 2020 on a high note and currently has seven goals and six assists in just 13 games. This helped him get attention from multiple clubs from Europe, but it looks like they’ll have to pay big if they want to lure him from Seattle.