Walton was a guest in the latest video on the 67HailHail YouTube channel. He discussed multiple issues involving the Parkhead club and also talked about Celtic’s potential transfers this summer. One player that he talked about was Roberts and he believes that it will be ‘crazy’ for Celtic to not consider signing the Manchester City player.
Roberts has been at Parkhead before. Simon Bajkowski, the Man City reporter for the Manchester Evening News, recently said that the Citizens are willing to listen to offers for the player and he isn’t going to be part of Man City’s first-team plans in the upcoming campaign (as per Teesside Live).
When talking about whether Celtic should try to bring Roberts back this summer, Walton had positive things to say about the idea.
He said: “I think Roberts would be a brilliant buy. I know he’s struggled in the Championship. I know he went to Middlesbrough and he was okay. I know he really struggled with Norwich, think injuries might have played a part there, but we know what Roberts is all about. Give that player some love and I think he’ll turn it on for you – especially up here.
Should Celtic sign Roberts?
“If there’s an opportunity to take him from City – permanently preferably, I think it would be mad not to test the waters. I think it’d be crazy to not bother with a player of his capabilities.”
During his two loan spells at Celtic, Roberts made a total of 78 appearances in all competitions for the Bhoys. He scored 18 goals during that time and even racked up 26 assists for the club (as per Transfermarkt).
Clearly, Roberts had a good time at Celtic and it was the best time of his career – as compared to his spells at the other clubs. It suggests that Roberts enjoyed himself at Parkhead and perhaps, Celtic brought the best out of him as well.
Sky Sports have reported that the Bhoys are looking at the possibility of signing a winger this summer. Roberts is someone who can play on the left and can play on the right as well. So signing the 23-year-old might be a smart move for the Bhoys.