Nottingham Forest are set to miss out on the signing of Manchester City winger Morgan Rogers, as per the Daily Mail.
Rogers has been heavily linked with a move to Forest, with The Athletic reporting the Reds’ interest in the 19-year-old over two weeks ago.
The winger was even spotted at the City Ground on Saturday as Forest lost 2-1 at home to AFC Bournemouth, and where he’s heading to now makes the weekend look even more interesting.
According to the Daily Mail, Bournemouth are in talks to sign Rogers in a loan-to-buy deal, including an obligation to buy of around £9million.
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The Cherries have lost talisman Arnaut Danjuma to Villarreal for around £21.3million, leaving scope to bring in another classy wide player in Rogers.
Forest have struggled to bring in targets this summer, and realistically, a £9million fee is way out of their range at the moment.
Bournemouth, however, can afford to bring in a young, hot prospect like Rogers following the big-money sale of Danjuma.
This doesn’t make it any easier for Forest fans, though, after watching their club miss out on yet another target to an ambitious Championship rival.
Here, we take a look at Forest fans’ reactions to the news…
No way we’ll be in a position to buy him at the end of a loan. Think we have higher priorities right now.
— Dave Holmes (@DaveHo1mes) August 19, 2021
Not surprised as we are not or won’t be in a position to challenge this season I reckon can forget Garner on that principal
— Rob ⭐️⭐️ 💙 🔴⚪️ (@RobFTID62) August 19, 2021
Can't blame the lad tbf. If he's going to get regular gametime at Bournemouth that's a no brainer #NFFC
— Sam Crawford (@s_redmist) August 19, 2021
Gets better each day.
— Perry (@PezKed) August 19, 2021
🤔 9 Mill?? Wow
— Priceless (@ForestGemini69) August 19, 2021
You're a young, exciting, attacking player.
Would you come to #nffc?
— Shaun (@aryan86) August 19, 2021
Why would you play for Hughton when you are an attacker? Depressing times to be a #nffc fan. To be honest the last 30 years has been
— HonestOne1 (@One1Honest) August 19, 2021
— Forest (@nffc_news__) August 19, 2021
Hahahahahaahaha Morgan Rogers was at the city ground on Saturday……… to watch our opposition 😂😂 the papers and we all thought and believed it was us! Banter club 😂 why we trying so hard to outdo Derby #nffc https://t.co/8qzyQlad6G
— Sarcastic Forest (@SarcasticForest) August 19, 2021