Manchester City Opinion – Cityzens swoop in for Morgan Rogers – Scout Report
The 16-year-old will have to wait another 17 days to sign a professional contract on his 17th birthday. His medical is done, however, and it’s just a matter of time before he becomes a City player. (h/t Telegraph)
The Cityzens’ acquisition of Rogers now signifies the highest fees paid by a Premier League club for a teenage player. This deal was insisted upon by their director Txiki Begiristain. (h/t Telegraph)
Rogers was a regular part of the West Brom U18 and U23 team, playing quite decently enough. After all, his performances attracted the interest of one of the biggest club in Europe. Without further ado, let’s dip into the details of the player from all angles in a scout report:
Scout Report – Morgan Rogers
Morgan Rogers is one of the very few young players, who has played in football games beyond his age. He is currently 16 but has been playing for the West Brom U18s and U23s. He has also represented England at the U16 and U17 level.
The teenager is a versatile forward, who can play as an attacking midfielder, left-winger or a right-winger. During the course of the 18/19 season in the youth league, he also operated as a centre-forward and a central midfielder.
He played 24 games in all competitions last season and scored 14 goals and assisted a further seven. In terms of his attributes, Rogers is an astute user of the ball in the final third and doesn’t get dispossessed easily.
He can find those key passes at regular intervals and is good at making decisions in the final third. He doesn’t let go of scoring opportunities in and around the opposition penalty box.
Moreover, his quick turn of pace on the ball and dribbling skills make him difficult to defend against.
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All in all, we can say that Manchester City have gotten a gem of a player at such a young age. He has all the makings of taking international football by storm in the coming years.