Fleetwood Town are close to completing a deal to sign Hull City’s Harvey Rodgers according to a report from the Hull Daily Mail.
The 20-year-old defender came through the Hull academy and was seen as a bright prospect, especially when he became a star player for the U23s last season. This run of form in the first half of the season earned him a loan move away where he was able to play competitive football for Accrington Stanley in Sky Bet League Two. He was a regular in Lancashire and was a popular player as they finished 13th in the table.
Hull were hoping that after this bright display Rodgers would return to the KCom Stadium and continue his progress there with a view to breaking into the first team later on. However it appears that the young defender didn’t want to go back to playing in the developmental leagues and believed his first team opportunities were going to be limited at Hull so turned down the contract offer he was given by the Humberside club.
And while there were some reports earlier in the year that Bristol City were interested in signing Rodgers, it appears that it is Fleetwood who are going to sign the defender on a permanent deal. This report suggests that everything has been agreed between the two parties and that a three-year deal is set to be confirmed very soon. For Fleetwood, signing a highly rated young defender will be a great boost as they look to challenge for promotion from Sky Bet League One yet again.