Celtic closer to deal to sign Patrick Roberts - reports

Celtic fans would love to see Patrick Roberts back at Celtic Park. Picture: John Devlin
Celtic fans would love to see Patrick Roberts back at Celtic Park. Picture: John Devlin
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Celtic are in advanced talks to sign Patrick Roberts from Manchester City on a permanent deal, according to the Daily Record.

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City are willing to part with the 20-year-old, but only if Celtic will agree to their asking price, which at present stands at close to £10million.

The Scottish champions are said to be only willing to offer in the region of £5million to bring the player back to Parkhead.

Roberts was a firm fans’ favourite during his 18 months on loan at the club, having failed to break into the Manchester City squad following his £12million transfer from Fulham.

Manager Pep Guardiola initially wanted Roberts to return to the Etihad and battle for a place next season. However, the City boss has decided to allow the player to leave if a fee can be agreed, as he’s looking to trim down his first-team squad.

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