Swansea City confirms USMNT striker Morris has signed from Seattle Sounders

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The 26-year-old will temporarily move to the Swans, with the championship club having a purchase option

Swansea City has placed striker Jordan Morris on loan from the Seattle Sounders for the remainder of the season.

The championship team will have a purchase option for the 26-year-old at the end of the current campaign.

Morris signed with the Sounders prior to the 2016 season and went on to become one of the top attacking players in the MLS.

The striker scored 41 goals and 23 assists in 121 MLS games with his home club, helping him to four MLS Cup appearances and two championships.

Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper believes Morris will add a different attacking element to his rising team.

“Jordan is a high-level player, an international who played on the highest stage and was successful in MLS,” Cooper said on the Swansea official website.

“He has big ambitions to play in Europe and he had a lot of offers. So it is a really good thing to think we have him.

“He has good technique, he is athletic, he is fast and he poses a threat. He likes to create and score in those areas of the pitch and we are increasing our risk of attack.

“It’s a different challenge for Jordan, but we look forward to working with him.”

Morris has been a regular player in the US national team since his debut under Jürgen Klinsmann, made 39 national team appearances and scored 10 goals.

“I’m very proud of the player and professional who Jordan became. He has played a big part in the club’s success and has more than earned the opportunity to practice his craft abroad, ”said Brian Schmetzer, Head Coach of Sounders FC, on the club’s website.

“This special move gives him the chance to prove his skills and opens up a number of options for his future. I’m also excited to see him play for Swansea. “

Morris will wear the # 11 jersey for Swansea. After arriving in Wales on Friday, he will not be available for Saturday’s FA Cup game against Nottingham Forest.

He could make his Swansea in a league game with Brentford on Wednesday.

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