Middlesbrough winger Morgan Rogers is set to join Aston Villa after a deal was agreed this afternoon between the two clubs for a reported fee of around £16 million.
The 21 year old has been the subject of heavy transfer speculation this month. Aston Villa have been determined to get a deal agreed for Rogers and have seen multiple bids rejected by Boro.
Last week it was claimed the winger was keen on a move away from the Championship side. This news prompted West Ham to make an approach for Rogers, throwing their names into the mix in a bid to see whether some form of deal could be agreed for the talented young forward.
With Pablo Fornals on the verge of joining Real Betis, together with Said Benrahma also looking increasingly likely to leave the club, following a reported £15 million bid + add ons from French side Lyon earlier today, David Moyes is certainly in the market for a winger with Thursday’s transfer deadline drawing ever closer.
Middlesbrough knocked back West Ham’s enquiry for Rogers, with The Daily Mirror reporting and indeed confirming that the Hammers have failed in their late bid to hijack his proposed move to Unai Emery’s Aston Villa.
Transfer expert and journalist Fabrizio Romano, confirmed this afternoon through his famous “here we go” tagline, that a deal had been agreed between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough and that Rogers’ arrival in Birmingham is imminent. Sky Sports have reported that the deal could reach an eventual £16 million fee if certain add ons are met
The young forward signed for Boro last summer for £1 million from Manchester City, and the fee potentially rising to £16 million, represents a significant profit for the Championship side. Rogers has made 26 appearances in the Championship this season, with eight goal contributions, and has excelled in the EFL Cup, making a further eight goal contributions in just six appearances in Middlesbrough’s route to the semi final of the competition.
Written by Finlay Jackson