Time for the inevitable as Celtic fans suffer bitter disappointment over firm favourite
It was perhaps inevitable, but it looks as if Patrick Roberts’ time at Celtic will be coming to an end at the end of the season.
The 21-year-old, who has spent the last two and a half years on loan at the Hoops, has revealed, as reported by Sky Sports transfer blog (12/05, 08:06), that he wants to return to Manchester City at the end of the season and try and make it in the Premier League.
Fans will no doubt be bitterly disappointed that the player intends to leave the club, but it comes as no surprise that the player wants to try and be a success in England.
He has achieved all he possibly can in Scotland, having won the domestic treble and played a key role for the Hoops in Europe, including scoring in one of the Bhoys’ rare Champions League victories, against Anderlecht.
However, after a sensational season last year, this year has for the most part been a washout for Roberts, as his season has been curtailed by a long-term knee injury and as a result he has only started two league games in 2018.
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The excellent form of James Forrest has also kept him out of the side, and if fans are being honest they will admit that the player has not been missed this season.
Despite that, Roberts has done well overall for the Hoops and he will go with the best wishes of the support when he departs.
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