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Boost for Emery: Aston Villa can now advance for top target as reporter shares transfer update.



Aston Villa can now advance toward the top target, adding to Emery’s cause, as a reporter provides a transfer update.Two

bids by Aston Villa for Morgan Rogers, a forward for Middlesbrough, have been rejected thus far; the Championship club is reportedly adamant that he will not depart for less than his valuation. As the February 1st deadline approaches, there is a growing opinion that this may develop into a saga.


Villa remain committed to pursuing Rogers despite Middlesbrough’s opposition, as Unai Emery is determined to secure the player and make him the January transfer window’s marquee acquisition following the deal for Kosta Nedeljkovic of Red Star Belgrade, who is currently on loan in Serbia for the remainder of the season.Boro manager Michael Carrick refrained from commenting on Rogers’ future after his squad was defeated 6-1 by Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semifinal second leg on Tuesday night. He told the press that “he’s our player for the moment.” However, according to the most recent information, that might not be the case for much longer.Now, Villa can press forward with the Rogers deal.

According to Pete O’Rourke of Football Insider, Villa could now acquire Rogers for £10 million to £12 million. Although Middlesbrough had a desire to guarantee his availability for the journey to Stamford Bridge, Emery’s squad is now required to “intensify the negotiation process.”The “big sell-on clause” owed to Rogers’ former club Manchester City is one of the reasons why Boro have been so obstinate, but Villa are aware of the level of effort required to complete a transaction. Villa Park anticipates the Englishman to be the concluding acquisition of the transfer window, pending “significant outgoings” within the next week or so.


Rogers performs admirably in his trial against Chelsea.

On Tuesday, despite the fact that Rogers and Boro were being humiliated in West London, he was among the few players who could leave the field with a positive attitude. In the dying moments of the match, he scored a consolation goal for the visitors by collecting the ball on the left flank, dribbling infield, cutting inside Axel Disasi, and then slicing the ball low into the far corner past Djordje Petrovic.Although he will not have the opportunity to add to his tally in the championship match as he had hoped, Rogers has now established a strong contender for the competition’s leading scorer standings with his fifth strike of the competition, surpassing Cody Gakpo of Liverpool. Wednesday night, Gakpo and the Reds face Fulham in the other semifinal matchup.


Despite Middlesbrough having only 38% of the possession in the game, Rogers laboriously cleared the ball, completing 16 ground duels and earning two clearances, more than any other player on his team. One journalist, James Benge, remarked that he appeared “Premier League ready” and described his goal against Mauricio Pochettino’s squad as “beautiful.” Another, Simon Johnson, stated that after he scored, Boro’s asking price had “just increased.”Undoubtedly, Tuesday’s match will have only served to fortify Villa’s determination to finalize this agreement prior to the expiration of time.