As if things couldn’t get bad enough for Nottingham Forest, the club is set to miss out on Morgan Rogers from Manchester City (Daily Mail). The versatile forward will undergo a medical with Bournemouth today, with a £9 million clause inserted ahead of a permanent move in the summer.
The 19-year-old was at the City Ground on Saturday to watch Forest take on the Cherries. He was spotted speaking with Brennan Johnson after the game, with a Reds shirt draped around his neck.
Last season Rogers shone on loan at Lincoln with Johnson working wonders with him in tandem. The duo helped the Imps reach the League One Play-Off Final where they lost to Blackpool.
Rogers plays anywhere across the front three. He spent a large amount of time at Lincoln playing in the No.10, although he’s comfortable playing on either flank or even upfront.
Bournemouth are selling Arnaut Danjuma to Villarreal. They’ve moved quickly to sign the young City prospect, with a medical set to take place in the next 24 hours.
Rogers was signed by the Citizens from the West Brom academy but will leave having never made a first-team appearance at the Etihad Stadium.
For Forest, it will be a case of back to the drawing board. On the back of last night’s 2-1 defeat to Blackburn, their third loss on the trot, the need for signings is now looking desperate.
Rogers would have been good, although not a priority for Forest
The need for reinforcements was highlighted during last night’s defeat over Blackburn. Two full-backs and a central midfielder have to be high on the list of targets, however.
Forest already have plenty of attacking talent. The challenge comes with far too many defensive midfielders meaning the attackers have to drop deeper to get on the ball.
Elsewhere, Jordi Osei-Tutu hobbled off last night, whilst Jordan Gabriel was sent off. Both will miss Saturday and full-backs are desperately required.
Rogers would have been a decent addition and certainly, an attractive one for the future had he rocked up at Forest.
Right now though a midfielder is a priority and a full-back or two shouldn’t be far behind.