According to recent reports from the Daily Mail, Premier League outfit Crystal Palace are interested in signing Manchester City youngster Morgan Rogers.
The south London club has one of the oldest squads in the league, with an average age of above 30. Patrick Vierra, the new Crystal Palace manager, wants to lower this and has identified Rogers as one of the potential signings.
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They have already started to address the issue partially by letting go of a few older players as their contract expired. Nathaniel Clyne, Scott Dann, Andros Townsend, Patrick Van Aanholt being some of the first-team players being released.
Rogers spent the whole of last season on loan at League One side Leyton Orient. The loan stint worked well in the favor of the City youth player as he scored six times and assisted a further four in twenty-eight appearances as the O’s made the league playoffs.
Bought from West Brom for a reported fee of around 4 million pounds in 2019, Rogers was touted as one of the brightest talents in the country. However, he failed to break through at Manchester City and was subsequently sent out on loan.
With Harry Kane close to joining the Cityzens and with a flurry of other attacking options, Rogers breaking into the first team seems like a bleak prospect.
He is reportedly available for around 7 million pounds, but Manchester City might ask Palace for a sell-on clause.
Crystal Palace currently have only Wilfred Zaha and Eberechi Eze who can play as the wide attacking options.
With Eze out with a long-term injury and Zaha being linked with a big-money move again this summer if Vieira is able to sign Rogers he may be sent straight into the first team.
Capped thirty-seven times by England at youth levels, the youngster has a bright future ahead of him. Whether it be at the Etihad or the Selhurst Park.