The ongoing Jordan Morris saga appears to be nearing a logical conclusion. The 'will he stay or will he go' question will be answered very soon. According to Goal.com, Morris has decided to forego his senior season with the Stanford Cardinal and finally turn pro.
Despite offers from abroad, mainly from the Bundesliga, the 21-year-old is set to accept the Seattle Sounders homegrown contract offer which is believed to be the richest in MLS history, according the report.
The U.S. national team forward and Stanford University star will forego his senior season to turn pro, multiple sources confirmed to Goal USA. Morris is in advanced negotiations with the Seattle Sounders on a contract that will make him the highest-paid homegrown player in MLS history.
Morris is an extremely talented player and has no business playing at the college level. He should've realistically turned pro several years ago, but for academic and personal reasons decided to go to college. A decision we all have to respect. He's ready for the next level and should benefit greatly from the tougher competition and stricter schedule.
If he does join the Sounders he'll have plenty of competition for minutes. United States international Clint Dempsey and his partner up top Obafemi Martins will likely garner most of the minutes at the striker spots. Morris will likely have to play as a winger or in a reserve role to start his professional career.
The report also states that Morris will be called up by Jurgen Klinsmann for the USMNT's January camp that begins on January 10.