Ahead of the start of their Scottish League Cup defence, the Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern are discussing just how they might fare this season.
Having gone unbeaten in domestic competition last term, the Bhoys in the bar are desperately hoping Brendan Rodgers can keep up their momentum, as well as improve the squad between now and the end of the summer.
With their victory over Rosenborg not proving entirely convincing, our resident Hoops are eager to see deals be done while they still can, so reports from the Scottish Sun look very promising indeed.
They claim Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts is ready to tell his parent club he’s eager to return to Glasgow, having enjoyed a productive 18-month loan spell at Parkhead that finished at the end of the season just gone.
Ligue 1 outfit Nice are also thought to be keen on the 20-year-old, as well as Southampton, and City are understood to want their player to spend time away abroad. However, in a bittersweet twist for the Bhoys, the Citizens reportedly see no value in letting him move back to Scotland, with Roberts having won every single trophy north of the border already.
A hugely popular figure amongst our punters clad in green and white, the Celtic fans hope Roberts does return, though can’t see it if the Sky Blues don’t fancy the arrangement.
Roberts would significantly strengthen Celtic, though it’s probably best for him to continue his development elsewhere.
While a return to Scotland may have the emotional pull, plying his trade elsewhere would help both he and City in the long run.