Aston Villa make third offer to sign Middlesbrough’s Morgan Rogers

Aston Villa have made an improved third bid to sign Middlesbrough forward Morgan Rogers worth in the region of £15million, including add-ons.

Rogers, 21, has emerged as the primary target for Villa boss Unai Emery in the January transfer window.

Villa have already had two bids rejected for the attacker after their transfer interest was established earlier this month.

Negotiations are continuing towards a potential agreement, with Villa hopeful of closing the deal early next week.

Rogers — who joined Championship side Middlesbrough six months ago — is understood to be excited by the opportunity of joining Villa, who are currently fourth in the Premier League standings.

The attacking midfielder featured in Middlesbrough’s FA Cup third-round loss to Villa earlier this month, and starred in the Championship side’s run to the League Cup semi-finals.

Rogers has made 33 appearances across all competitions for Michael Carrick’s side this campaign, including 14 starts in the Championship.

Rogers began his career at West Brom but was signed by Manchester City in the summer of 2019.

The versatile forward spent loan spells at Lincoln City, Bournemouth and Blackpool before making a permanent switch to Middlesbrough last summer.

Rogers, who has primarily been deployed in an attacking midfield role by the Championship side this campaign, has represented England’s youth teams up to under-20 level.

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