Oh no! Not another Patrick Roberts transfer story I hear you grown.
The Celtic midfielder hasn’t had the best of times upon his return to the club this summer. Patrick has never been able to get going with niggling injuries, followed by a lengthy spell out.
The Manchester City man isn’t due back in a Celtic jersey until March, where he may struggle for fitness to make any real impact at the end of Celtic’s season.
However, Brendan Rodgers has never been shy about wanting Roberts here on a permanent basis and told the fans that the only reason he was on-loan again was due to City’s wishes.
Celtic intimated that they were ready to break their own transfer record in order to secure the player longterm, with Roberts keen to commit.
With this season being a bit of a write-off, Celtic will again consider whether to try and make the deal permanent.
The fickle fans out there will tell you that we don’t need a player like Roberts when we have James Forrest on-from, but the Englishman has proven his worth to the club on many occasions and if we could secure a permanent deal it would still be a massive statement of intent. Not to mention it will help spur James Forrest on to keep up the form which has softened the blow from losing paddy.
With a large windfall from the van Dijk transfer soon to be in the Celtic coffers, it could be the perfect time to test City’s resolve again. Pep’s men are flying high and it’s safe to say Paddy won’t get anywhere near that team come the summer.