Rogers becomes Cherries fifth summer signing

AFC Bournemouth have completed the signing of Morgan Rogers who joins on a season long loan from Manchester City, becoming the club’s fifth signing under new boss Scott Parker.

The forward joins the south coast side to bolster the club’s attacking options after the departure of Arnaut Danjuma to Villareal.

The club have an option to buy, believed to be in the region of £9 million for the 19-year-old who will join up with his teammates this week and could be set to feature against Hull on Saturday. 

Rogers joins the Cherries just days after former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill signed for the Dorset club and is another talented young prospect for fans to get excited about.

The Manchester City loanee started his career at West Brom where he made his professional debut at 16 against Brighton in the FA Cup in 2019. But it is the England youth international’s impressive form at Lincoln last season where he has drawn the attention of the Bournemouth hierarchy.

Playing 28 times, scoring on six occasions and providing four assists as Lincoln went all the way to the League One playoff final, before losing to Blackpool.

Speaking to afcb.co.uk, chief executive, Neil Blake said: “Morgan has all the attributes to become an outstanding player.”

With Danjuma and Sam Surridge leaving the club earlier this month, Rogers will add competition to a forward line that is already impressive and can only make Parker’s side a more threatening proposition when attacking.

“We are absolutely delighted to have secured his services and he can only add to what is a young, talented and exciting squad of players – we very much look forward to working with him,” he added.

Jaidon Anthony has done well so far, scoring his first goal against Birmingham and has provided key assists from the left wing. Whilst Dominic Solanke grabbed a brace in the 2-2 draw with Blackpool on Saturday and David Brooks looks to be developing into the attacking threat everyone expected of the Welshman, providing goals and assists from the right so far this season..

With Rogers ability to play in any of the front three positions it will provide competition for places which is something Parker is keen to develop at the club.

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