Celtic have made a £3 million offer to sign Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts on a permanent deal, according to a report.
A recent tweet from @City_Chief (via @Teamtalk) read: “Celtic have made a new approach to take Patrick Roberts back to Scotland, but this time on a permanent basis. Celitc’s bid in the region of £3m has been left on the table should Manchester City change their mind.”
📰| Celtic have made a new approach to take Patrick Roberts back to Scotland, but this time on a permanent basis.
Celitc’s bid in the region of £3m has been left on the table should Manchester City change their mind.
— City Chief (@City_Chief) April 16, 2020
Manchester City signed Patrick Roberts for something around £12 million from Fulham when he was eighteen but only featured in 3 games for City before being loaned to Celtic in January 2016. There in Scotland, Roberts enjoyed a brilliant run with the club winning 3 domestic titles and also being a chief constructor in their consecutive trebles win of 2017 and 2018.
City were keen to let the value of Roberts increase in the market. He was thus sent to Spanish La Liga side Girona, Premier League’s rock-bottom club Norwich City and Championship outfit Middlesbrough after playing his last game for Celtic in 2018 but succession of injuries struck him hard.
Celtic have made a claim for Patrick Roberts but Manchester City are not yet sure to sell the 23-year-old for such a low-key amount. Given the UEFA dispute, Manchester City would be willing to sell some players and raise some amount and to get Roberts for such low price can be a steal for Celtic.
Roberts has a tally of 18 goals in 79 appearances and had incredibly wonderful season for Celtic under Brendan Rodgers. He would be keen for a move to a team where he will gain plenty game time.