Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Won't Budge on Pat's Sale but He Returns on Loan

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Won't Budge on Pat's Sale but He Returns on Loan

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CITY were not willing to sell Patrick Roberts for any price this summer, according to Brendan Rodgers.

Celtic have secured the services of the former Fulham youngster on loan for another 12 months, with the player having

Rodgers was so keen to bring Roberts back that he was willing to go way beyond Celtic's record fee of £6m - Chris Sutton and John Hartson both arrived for that fee in 2000 and 2001 respectively - but City were not willing to entertain such offers.

"We would have broken our transfer record for Patrick," the Celtic manager said.

"We wanted to find the deal that would get him back here. But he's a Manchester City player. We could have offered them £30m and they would have said no.

"They didn't want to sell. …

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