Many Celtic fans have been discussing the latest news update involving Patrick Roberts that recently emerged on social media.
Simon Bajkowski, the Manchester City reporter for the Manchester Evening News, was recently talking to Teesside Live about Roberts’ future at the Etihad Stadium. The reporter said that Man City would be willing to listen to temporary or permanent offers from other clubs for Roberts and he isn’t ‘expected’ to be part of the club’s first-team plans in the upcoming season.
This update was relayed on Twitter and it caught the attention of many Celtic fans. They flocked to this update and made their opinions very clear about Roberts.
@patrick7roberts it’s now or never Paddy. You’re adored here get in your car & get up the road! U can be a legend by helping get 10,come somewhere you’re appreciated. If u don’t come back for 10 you’ll regret it. ?
— The truth (@Thetrut54051138) September 10, 2020
Would you like Patrick Roberts to return to Celtic?
Get him up here. Competition for JF
— Cmon-the-Hoops (@the_LEGEND1976) September 10, 2020
Bring him home
— Ryan Cruickshanks (@Ryan4of) September 10, 2020
Up the road pic.twitter.com/sbEw9jeRmm
— Chris Brown (@C_Brown79) September 10, 2020
In a heartbeat. Wee Forrest game come on much better when he was pushed!
— paul cfc (@pablocfc2) September 10, 2020
Across his spells at Parkhead, Roberts made a total of 78 appearances in all competitions. He scored 18 goals and racked up 26 assists for the Hoops. Going by his numbers at other clubs, his time at Celtic certainly remains the most productive in his whole career to date.
Some other Celtic fans also talked about his current situation.
Just sell the bhoy to a club that actually wants to buy him. Loaning him out year after year won’t do his career or his confidence any good at all!!
— Tam Bowman ? (@Thommybhoy21) September 10, 2020
He’s exactly what we need 2 clinical wingers are he’ll not be automatic second choice he’ll lift forrest performance levels too
— marc cairney (@CairneyMarc) September 10, 2020
Would get the best out of Forrest for a start https://t.co/PY3cMQKsl4
— Finbar’s Fury (@JordanCarlin8) September 9, 2020
Freebie.or not at all.
— spamfritters (@spamfritters65) September 10, 2020
Some of these Celtic fans would like Roberts, who is valued at £2.52 million (as per Transfermarkt), to return to Parkhead, with one fan urging Man City to stop loaning him out and sell the player permanently.
As things stand, Mohamed Elyounoussi is Celtic’s only available out-and-out option on the left wing since Mikey Johnston is out injured. James Forrest happens to be the club’s only primary option for the right-midfield spot (as per Transfermarkt).
Roberts is versatile enough to play on the left and on the right and Celtic clearly need depth in those positions. Roberts can provide them with that depth and since he has been at Celtic before, he would know what it is like to play for the club. So a move for the 23-year-old might make sense for the Bhoys.