'Absolute scenes', 'Never be sad again' – Celtic fans react as PL attacker reportedly wants to sign
By Harry Sykes
Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts is set to tell his club that he wants to return on loan to Celtic this season, according to a BBC journalist.
Kenny Macintyre, who works for BBC Radio Scotland, said Roberts would inform Man City on Tuesday, and that fan messages had played a big part in him wanting to return north of the border.
He posted the news on his official Twitter account on Tuesday morning.
— Kenny Macintyre (@bbckennymac) August 8, 2017
Celtic fans are made up – and will be especially happy that Roberts has been following what they say about him on social media.
He joined Celtic in February 2016 and became an instant hit at the club as his marauding ways on the wing banked a big return.
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He made a total of 60 appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals and adding 21 assists, and was a big part of the champions going the whole of last season unbeaten on the domestic front.
It was looking more and more unlikely that he’d be making a return to Celtic, but fans will now be hoping that Roberts personal preference will sway Man City towards an agreement.
Here is a selection of their reactions to the latest Roberts news, with some seemingly set to be unhappy unless he signs on a permanent deal:
Absolute scenes the night when Paddy Roberts walks out the tunnel with a Celtic scarf on.
— dazzzz (@DarrylSnoddyCFC) August 8, 2017
Imagine if Celtic never announced Roberts n they slyly posted a pic eh training wi him there… scenes
— Ross (@roszsz) August 8, 2017
Paddy Roberts coming back to Celtic and Tierney will be a better love story than twilight ????
— Liam Richmond (@RichmondLiam) August 8, 2017
I will believe it when I see it but a 3 year deal would be ideal for Celtic and Roberts
— Paul Donnachie (@PaulDondon888) August 8, 2017
Would love to see Roberts back at Celtic permanent.
Not a big fan of 1 year loan deals.
— Kieron D (@kgd_90) August 8, 2017
I would sell the soul of my firstborn for Patrick Roberts to come back to Celtic
— alyson???? (@aIyciasharmon) August 8, 2017
If Patrick Roberts goes back to Celtic I'll never be sad again
— yasminmcarthur (@44Yasmin44) August 8, 2017
Turned notifications on for every tweet celtic put up, hoping one is about Paddy Roberts ????????
— Kyle Conroy (@Kyle31Conroy) August 8, 2017
In other Celtic transfer news, Hoops assistant Chris Davies talked about Roberts in Monday’s press conference.