Bournemouth have emerged as potential contenders to sign Manchester City youngster Morgan Rogers ahead of Nottingham Forest. According to Alan Nixon of The Sun, the Cherries are now in the mix to sign the player who was spotted at the City Ground on Saturday.
Forest have liked Rogers for some time. The Citizens are open to allowing the 19-year-old to leave the club this summer. They value their player at £9 million and that’s likely to see him go out on loan this month.
It has been confirmed that Forest are among a clutch of clubs looking to sign the talented youngster. He was on loan with Lincoln last season, starring alongside Forest talent Brennan Johnson.
He scored six times and claimed four assists for the Imps. Rogers operated in a number of attacking positions during his time playing in Michael Appleton’s team, although he largely features on the left-wing.
Rogers at 19 would be an exciting signing for plenty of Championship clubs. Forest boss Chris Hughton has made little secret of his desire to add more attacking quality to his ranks before the end of this month.
The young City prodigy has also spent time in the youth ranks with West Brom. He looks set for a bright future and could prove a decent addition to Forest’s ranks ahead of future endeavours this season.
Future star: Forest would welcome Rogers signing
Although the Reds would sign a player who fits the profile of CEO Dane Murphy, a little bit of perspective is needed from a Forest point of view.
Rogers and Forest star Johnson are good pals so the picture taken at the weekend should perhaps be taken with a pinch of salt. The City star did have a Reds shirt around his neck, although that could have been given to him by Johnson.
If Forest miss out on Rogers, all won’t be lost. Although he boasts significant potential, the Reds will certainly have some other targets in mind this summer.
First team football could be crucial in the race to sign him. Although Bournemouth have lofty ambitions this season, City will want him to play regularly. It’s fair to say that Forest are far more likely to give him that opportunity.