Patrick Roberts talks about Celtic future
By Harvey Byrne
Celtic winger Patrick Roberts has said that he wants to finish the season with the club and then he will see where his career will go next.
The 19-year-old is currently on an 18-month loan from Manchester City after signing last January.
He has established himself as a key part of Brendan Rodgers’ team, playing in 35 matches in total with a return of 10 goals and eight assists.
Many of the Hoops fans are keen for the teenage attacker to stay, but he believes that he can break into the City team.
“Not one bit,” started Roberts when specifically asked whether his path was blocked at City, as quoted by the Times. “I know what I am capable of. It is about what you do on the pitch, not how much you cost. I will just keep doing what I am doing. I want to finish the season strongly with Celtic and see where it goes from there.”
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Roberts made the switch to City in a £12million deal from Championship side Fulham.
He has featured in 60 senior appearances at his early age, which includes three encounters for the Manchester club.
The young starlet made his debut under former manager Manuel Pellegrini in September 2015, coming on as substitute in the League Cup against Sunderland.
The Kingston-upon-Thames-born starlet has also represented England at various age levels up the Under-20s 43 times.
Roberts will be keen to gain vital match experience at City, but given the strength in depth and money at the club, he could make the permanent switch to Celtic.