Frankly, Oliver Burke cannot be retained at any costs.
The disastrous showing at the Ibrox last week outlined him as a waste of space. Indeed, he’s been unable to deliver when required and been toothless in front goal, looking a shadow of the player who excited so many at Nottingham Forest as a youngster. So, in order to remain Scotland’s best amid the potential Rangers uprise next season, the Hoops need to bring in some serious firepower next season.
Rather than looking for someone new, why not go with some you could trust? Indeed, Celtic should look at a proven superstar than scouting an expensive buy. Burke loan might’ve flopped big time, but one who didn’t was Patrick Roberts, multiple times.
After all, who could forget his first season, when he contributed goals left, right and centre?
When David Hay (as per the Evening Times) thinks bringing Roberts back would be wise, who’s there to argue against it? Granted the 22-year-old winger hasn’t really been in best form during his loan to Spanish side Girona, being unable to score or assist in a miserable campaign but to blame him too much would be wrong.
Clearly, the former Fulham ace is a talented player and someone who understands what it means to represent the Hoops.
Going into the final year of Manchester City contract, Celtic would potentially bargain a smart deal for Roberts. If they’re thinking ambitiously, they wouldn’t have to rely on a loan and should cut a low fee to buy him permanently, saving him from his nightmare out in Spain. As a result, their issues down the wings would be solved, and the fans would surely get back onside with a club who’ve been fairly tight in the market.
Parkhead will never say no to Roberts after the magic he’s created in recent times, Peter Lawwell and his fellow decision-makers shouldn’t.
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