Celtic loan star Patrick Roberts talks about future

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Celtic loan star Patrick Roberts is still unsure if Saturday’s Scottish Cup final against Hearts will be his last game for the Hoops, but he has stated he’s proud of his decision to pick the weekend encounter over England Under-20’s duty.

The 20-year-old made the move up to Glasgow from cash-rich Premier League side Manchester City in January 2016 on an 18-month loan deal.

It has so far proven to be a smart piece of business from ex-manager Ronny Delia with Roberts playing a key role under both himself and summer appointment Brendan Rodgers.

However, with his loan deal now set to expire at the end of the month with a return to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City beckoning he has stated “if” Saturday is his final game for Celtic then he will want to go out on a high note.

He also spoke about his decision to miss England’s Under-20’s World Cup campaign in South Korea this summer to appear for the Hoops this weekend.

“I’ve made a decision and I’m proud of that decision when I came here and obviously we’ve got a final to play, a massive final and I want to be a part of that and hopefully get a win,” told Roberts, as shown on the Sky Sports website.

“There’s obviously incentives, there’s incentives for all of us to go all the way and we’ll hopefully do that.

“If it is going to be my last game then obviously I’ll want to go on a high and obviously to win a treble at this massive club will be big for me and hopefully that will happen at the weekend.”

Roberts has appeared in 59 matches in total for Celtic since his move returning 17 goals and 21 assists.

Of those totals 46 of his appearances have came under Rodgers in all competitions this season and he has managed a return of 11 goals, while setting up 19 himself for the domestically unbeaten Glasgow giants.

He has also played three times for Manchester City since making the move north in the summer of 2015 for a fee of £12million from Championship club Fulham, but he has not yet started a match for them.

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