Morgan Rogers is reportedly one of the names that Manchester City could look to sell this summer as they try and fund a move for Harry Kane, which could prove to be a huge mistake in the future given his obvious potential.
According to ESPN, City are pushing ahead in their efforts to sign the Tottenham Hotspur striker this summer and believe that they can raise more than £50m through the sales of fringe players, with Rogers named as one of those who could depart.
In 25 appearances for the under-23s, the versatile forward contributed an impressive six goals and four assists, before joining Lincoln City on loan in League One for the second half of last season.
He established himself as a regular in Michael Appleton’s side, managing six goals and four assists in 28 appearances and helping the Imps to the play-off final, where they ultimately lost out against Blackpool in their bid to earn promotion to the Championship.
After his excellent performances in the third tier, it is no surprise that he has attracted interest from the Championship and Premier League this summer, with Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace among those reportedly interest in signing him.
It seems from ESPN‘s report that Man City are aiming to make a quick profit on Rogers this summer in order to raise funds, but that is poor long-term planning by the club, as the 19-year-old seems to have a huge future and hasn’t ever been given an opportunity in City’s first team.
Lincoln City reporter Ben Robinson sang the teenager’s praises during his loan spell at Sincil Bank last season, saying: “His goals against Ipswich Town and Crewe Alexandra show the threat he carries at such a young age.
“His vision on the ball is outstanding too, and him and Brennan were up there as the best wide players on their day last season.”
It is worrying that City are willing to sacrifice some of their top young talents in order to afford a move for Kane, as it is a decision which could definitely come back to bite them in the future.