The Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern were delighted by the impact Patrick Roberts had during his time at Celtic Park and they are hoping that Brendan Rodgers can sign a replacement for the Man City talent before the end of the transfer window.
Patrick Roberts scored 18 goals and provided 26 assists during 78 appearances for Celtic and became something of a fan-favourite in the process, but it seems his time in Scotland has come to an end now that his third loan spell has finished. On the right-side of Celtic’s attacking midfield, Roberts consistently dissected opponents with his direct style of dribbling and intricate link-up play, so Rodgers should certainly be in the market for a replacement this summer.
And according to a recent report from talkSPORT, Rodgers has identified Liverpool’s Harry Wilson as a player who could fill the void left by Roberts this summer, although he will face competition from Steven Gerrard’s new-look Rangers for his signature.
The 21-year-old winger has struggled to break into the first-team at Liverpool in recent years despite showing plenty of promise at youth level.
In a bid to acquire first-team opportunities, Wilson embarked on a short-term loan deal with Hull City this year and excelled during his time in Yorkshire with 7 goals and 4 assists from 13 Championship appearances.
Wilson’s 7 goals for the Tigers took his tally to 17 in all-competitions for the season, so it’s no surprise that the Old Firm rivals are both expressing an interest in signing him on loan.
Like Roberts, Wilson prefers to operate in an inside-right role where he can drift in from the flank and utilise his speed to frighten defenders with the ball at his feet.
With youthful exuberance and a promising record at Hull to bring to the table, there’s no doubt that Rodgers should do everything in his power to sign Wilson this summer in order to replace Roberts as his impact would certainly help Celtic solidify their dominance in Scottish football.
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