Crew transfer M Aidan Morris to Middlesbrough FC

League: MLS

Posted on: 28 Jun, 2024 at 04:51 PM

Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The Columbus Crew completed the transfer of homegrown midfielder Aidan Morris to Middlesbrough FC on Friday.

He joins the English second-tier side for a reported $4 million transfer fee plus a percentage of any future sell-on fees.

Morris, 22, recorded two goals and six assists in 16 matches (15 starts) this season.

The two-time MLS Cup champion and 2023 All-Star has six goals and 14 assists in 83 MLS matches (67 starts) since making his debut with the Crew in 2020.

"Watching Aidan's growth as a player and person during his time at the Crew has been a true privilege, and we greatly appreciate his dedication to the club and our city," said Crew general manager Issa Tall.

"Aidan has always been focused on learning and improving, and he's an exceptional role model for our academy players. We are proud of what Aidan accomplished individually and with our club as he made a significant impact in the Crew's history. He always aspired to play in Europe and earned the opportunity, and we look forward to him further displaying his form and character as he joins Middlesbrough."

Internationally, Morris has earned five caps with the U.S. men's national team and could feature at this summer's Paris Olympics.

"I'm just so blessed. ... My heart is Black & Gold. It's been an amazing ride," Morris shared after the Crew's 4-0 victory against Sporting Kansas City last weekend. "Besides all the MLS Cups, I've created amazing relationships here with amazing people, and that goes a lot more of a way than winning."

--Field Level Media