Celtic fans have cause to get excited in the coming days if this particular rumour can get off the ground. The Bhoys will still be suffering from sore heads from their treble-treble celebrations this weekend, but they have the consoling good news of transfer links in The Sun claiming they’re in the market for Patrick Roberts, their former livewire winger.
There is a twist to the tale, though, as Neil Lennon’s Celtic will face competition for the winger from none other than Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic. That won’t be easy for the Hoops to come to terms with, but they should still be doing everything they can to secure the signing of Patrick Roberts, who has already spent two seasons with the Hoops in their first and second treble-winning season.
It wouldn’t be too hard to convince the wide-man to sign again either. The season just gone has seen the young £4.5 million-rated ace, as per Transfermarkt, flop hard on-loan in La Liga with Girona, where he’s managed just one assist and not a single goal in 21 appearances in all competitions. If the 22-year-old is targetting a quick return to form, there’s only one place for it: Glasgow.
At his young age, Roberts can still go on to become a star and his numbers from his Celtic days prove that. In his two separate loan spells with the treble-treble winners beforehand the Manchester City man racked up 18 goals and 26 assists in his 78 appearances and if he returns to add to that then the Hoops can rest easy knowing that they’d be a little bit closer to securing fourth domestic treble.
Celtic fans, would you be happy with a move for Patrick Roberts? Let us know!
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