|Morsy in his Chesterfield days. - Photo credit: Scunthorpe Telegraph|
The first sniff of the Morsy to Scunthorpe rumour emerged when Sky Sports News journalist, Gemma Davies, tweeted this:
Since the original tweet, there have been two more credible journalists in Mike White and Sean Taylor, who have also confirmed their belief to the rumour being factually correct.Sky Sources: #wafc accept bid from Scunthorpe for Sam Morsy— Gemma Davies (@Gem_Davies) August 9, 2016
Nobody at Scunthorpe making official comment but told reports of a fee being agreed for Wigan's Sam Morsy are accurate but no deal done yet.— Mike White (@mikewhitesport) August 9, 2016
After signing a two-and-a-half-year deal in late January this year to secure his exit from Chesterfield, Morsy featured 16 times for the Latics, scoring once, as he helped them on their way to the League One title.Source close to any possible deal has confirmed #Scunthorpe have had a bid accepted for Wigan midfielder Sam Morsy #sufc #iron #wafc— Sean Taylor (@seantaylorpress) August 9, 2016
Morsy had made over 100 appearances for the Spireites before his move away, and is described regularly as a player who 'runs the midfield' - promising.
With Morsy being a midfielder, and United having them in abundance at the moment, it has re-ignited a rumour that club Captain Stephen Dawson may be on his way to Charlton, but there may be no truth in that at all.
Skip to 1:07 in on the below YouTube clip to see Morsy scoring for Wigan in the second half of last season:
Away from potential transfer activity at the club, United face Notts County tonight at Glanford Park in the EFL Cup (League Cup) First Round. The match kicks off at 19:45, and successful passage through to the second round could lead to a potential match up with a Premier League side. Exciting!
UPDATE: Mike White is led to believe that despite Sheffield United fans believing that Morsy to the Blunts is done, there's nothing in it. You've got to laugh.
Info from sources in South Yorks that reports of Sheffield United interest in Sam Morsy are wide of mark. Door appears open for Scunthorpe.— Mike White (@mikewhitesport) August 9, 2016
UPDATE #2: A few more Tweets since the article went live:
Wilder tells me he has never enquired about Sam Morsy at #WAFC -only ever mentioned in Adams deal but not Wilders doing #twitterblades #SUFC— Jonathan Buchan (@jonathanbuchan) August 9, 2016