By Derek Smithson
Patrick Roberts stated it has been a “pleasure” on Twitter playing for Celtic as his 18-month loan spell at the club comes to an end.
The 20-year-old is set to return to parent club Manchester City after experiencing regular first team football in Scotland and helping the Bhoys win a domestic treble this season.
The right winger played a crucial role under Brendan Rodgers this campaign, scoring 11 goals and supplying 19 assists in 47 appearances.
Roberts recently told the Mail that he is keen to be playing regular football again next season and is unsure yet whether he will get that at the Etihad Stadium under Pep Guardiola.
The England Under-20 international sent a message to Celtic fans as his deal expires and thanked the club for helping him develop.
“Whatever happens it has been a pleasure to play for this club! Thanks to the staff, players & fans for an unforgettable season,’ Roberts wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Whatever happens it has been a pleasure to play for this club! Thanks to the staff, players & fans for an unforgettable season. Hail Hail 🍀💚 pic.twitter.com/z0sP87bWU0
— Patrick Roberts (@patrick7roberts) May 30, 2017
Roberts has been one of the outstanding attacking players for Celtic this season and the club’s supporters would love him to rejoin them.
He is going back to Man City to compete alongside the likes of David Silva Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and new £43million signing Bernardo Silva.
However, many Celtic supporters would love to see their club attempt to bring him back as his goal threat from the wing has been one of their biggest assets.