By Pete O'Rourke

31st Dec, 2019 | 3:13pm

Exclusive: Man City attacker poised to join C'ship club on loan, previous deal to be terminated

Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts is cancelling his loan at Norwich City to join Middlesbrough on loan instead, Football Insider understands.

The 22-year-old attacker is currently on loan at the Canaries but he has struggled to feature as he has racked up only four appearances.

A source at Man City has told Football Insider that Roberts’ loan deal with Norwich is to be terminated so he can spend the second half of the season with Middlesbrough in the Championship instead.

The Man City winger has been loaned out numerous times by Pep Guardiola’s side having had spells at Scottish giants Celtic as well as Spanish club Girona.

Roberts has only managed three appearances for Man City since joining them from Fulham in 2015.

The promising attacker still has a notable amount of time left on his Man City contract as it doesn’t expire until June 2022.

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Man City will be hoping Roberts can rack up some valuable first-team experience with Middlesbrough after his disappointing time so far this season.

The 22-year-old has Championship experience, having played a total of 17 times for Fulham in the division previously, which may aid Jonathan Woodgate’s side.

Boro are currently struggling in the league as they sit 16th in the table after acquiring only 30 points from their first 25 games of the season.

Woodgate’s men are next in action on New Year’s Day as they’re set to travel to Deepdale to face sixth-placed Preston North End.

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