Celtic attacker unlikely to stay for next season, but can still be key in treble pursuit
It seems highly unlikely that Patrick Roberts will be making a third return to Celtic next season, as the on-loan Manchester City winger is set to return to England.
Football Insider has exclusively revealed that the Hoops are set to move for a right-back, a striker, and a right-sided winger in the summer, and the pursuit of a right-sided winger – Roberts’ position – shows that Brendan Rodgers is aware that the 20-year-old is set to return south of the border.
However, just because Roberts is set to leave doesn’t mean that he can’t be a key figure for he Hoops in their pursuit of a second consecutive domestic treble.
The English attacker has just returned to the Hoops side after a long spell out injured with a hamstring injury, and he almost made an immediate impact in his first appearance in almost four months, smashing the crossbar with a wonder strike against Motherwell.
Roberts could also be a key man in the upcoming double-header against Rangers in April, as he has previously excelled in matches against the Ibrox side.
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It always seemed unlikely that Roberts would be able to return to the Hoops again, but if he stays fit he can leave the club after having created history as being a part of the first team in Scottish football history to win back to back domestic trebles.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops’ transfer plans could impact James Forrest’s role at the club