Former Blackpool winger Morgan Rogers is set to sign for Championship side Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee, as confirmed via journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.
The 20-year-old has spent the last few seasons out on loan, but it now appears as though he will be making a permanent exit from Manchester City in the coming days.
Who is Morgan Rogers?
Rogers began his youth career with West Bromwich Albion, before completing a £4 million switch to Manchester City in 2019. He then experienced plenty of success in various loan stints, with the likes of Lincoln City and Bournemouth before joining Blackpool on loan in January.
Rogers made 22 appearances last season for the then-Championship side, contributing to three goals, with his only goal coming on the final day of the season as Blackpool beat Norwich City.
Life in League One
Blackpool will be without Rogers for their 2023/24 season in League One, following relegation from the Championship last season in what was a disappointing campaign.
Work will now begin to try and take the football club back into the second tier. Neil Critchley has returned to the club, following his exit last summer as the club’s new manager.
What’s been said?
In a tweet, Fabrizio Romano stated…
‘Understand Manchester City 2002 born winger Morgan Rogers is set to leave the club to join Middlesbrough, permanent deal in place. Done deal.
‘Rogers, undergoing medical tests now as paperwork will be signed today.’
I think Morgan Rogers in an excellent player and he certainly showed his potential at Lincoln City. However, he’s since had a disappointing spell with Bournemouth followed by a difficult time with Blackpool.
However, Middlesbrough will likely be challenging for promotion next season, following their play-off loss to Coventry and is also known for developing young players like Hayden Hackney and Djed Spence.