PATRICK ROBERTS may still be recovering from a long term injury, but that hasn’t stopped clubs down south enquiring about the young midfielder’s future.
We heard about the interest from Leicester on the final days of the transfer window as Manchester City looked to sign Mahrez from the former EPL Champions.
Leicester’s interest is still there, but now West Ham are reported to be seriously considering making a move for Paddy.
David Moyes is currently in charge at the London club and is said to be keen on a deal for Roberts in the summer. However, West ham are in 12th place in the EPL and are only three points away from dropping into the relegation zone.
You would have to believe that any interest in the player would only be pursued if they still have EPL status next term which is not a guarantee.
Leicester are in the top half of the table and looking good to stay up at this point.
There is still some hope that Celtic will try again to sign Roberts on a permanent deal this summer if City aren’t going to use them. There is not a massive clamour for this to happen as the player has hardly been able to kick a ball this season and some may have forgotten what he can bring to the team.
There is no doubt about it; if Celtic were to sign Roberts on a permanent deal, it would be a fantastic statement.