Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Celtic Chief 'Would Love' to Take Roberts from City

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Celtic Chief 'Would Love' to Take Roberts from City

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CELTIC have continued their charm offensive with Patrick Roberts amid uncertainty over the City player's future.

Pep Guardiola has had the summer to decide whether he wants Roberts - recently returned from 18 months at Parkhead - in his squad for next season. The 20-year-old featured in three of City's four pre-season games but completed fewer than 90 minutes, making little impression on the pitch.

With Bernardo Silva adding to the formidable competition for places in City's attack, Roberts could move elsewhere for first team football - either on loan again or on a permanent deal.

Celtic have again stressed that they are monitoring the situation.

Asked if there had been more discussions about a move, boss Brendan Rodgers said: "That's private if there is. …

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