Many Celtic fans have been talking about Patrick Roberts after Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock commented about the winger’s future.
Warnock was recently talking about Roberts, revealing that in a chat with Roberts, he told the player that he can leave if he wants to if he feels that his chances of playing first-team football would be enhanced by going elsewhere (as per Glasgow Times).
Should Celtic bring Roberts back to Parkhead?
Warnock said that he won’t stand in Roberts’ way and unless he joins a ‘good club’, he would rather see the Englishman fight for a place at Middlesbrough.
These comments involving Roberts were relayed on Facebook by Celtic Insider recently. Many Hoops fans began talking about whether they’d want the player back at Parkhead or not.
Roberts was loaned out to Middlesbrough by Manchester City in the summer transfer window having also spent the second half of last season at the Riverside Stadium. In the past, Roberts has had two loan spells at Parkhead. He was initially loaned out in February 2016 and the second loan spell began in the summer of 2017 (as per Transfermarkt).
In the current campaign at Middlesbrough, the 23-year-old has made seven Championship appearances and his last start for the club came in November. Some other Celtic fans also began talking about the update involving the winger.
Clearly, some Celtic fans don’t want the Englishman to return to Parkhead. Some of them feel that if he can’t make the cut at Middlesbrough, there is no point in Celtic signing him.
Having said that, the Hoops don’t have a single out-and-out option for the right-wing position where Roberts predominantly plays. During his time at Celtic, he did make his mark by contributing to 44 goals in 78 appearances for the Bhoys.
Because of that, bringing Roberts back to Parkhead may not be a bad idea at all. His previous suggests he can contribute to the team and give Celtic an option on the right wing.