Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Roberts Set for Loan Move to la Liga Side

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Roberts Set for Loan Move to la Liga Side

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PATRICK Roberts is set for another season away from the Etihad as he nears a move to La Liga club Girona.

The former Fulham prospect played three games under Manuel Pellegrini after signing for the Blues in 2015, but moved to Celtic on loan in January 2016 and has not appeared for anybody else since. Roberts, 21, made little impression in City's pre-season friendlies with Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool and Bayern Munich and talks over his future were left until after the squad returned to Manchester at the end of July.

Girona are expected to take the winger on loan for the rest of the 2018/19 season as they gear up for their second season in La Liga.

City Football Group bought a 44 per cent stake in the La Liga club last summer - with the same amount owned by the company of Pep Guardiola's brother - and promptly sent a number of youngsters out on loan, although not all of them played regularly. …

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