According to a report from TEAMtalk, Scottish champions Celtic have made an approach to re-sign Sky Blues winger Patrick Roberts on a permanent basis for £3 million – resulting in some City fans flocking to Twitter with divided opinions.
Roberts signed for us nearly five years ago back in the summer of 2015 in a deal worth £11 million, with the Englishman largely attained to fill our homegrown requirements as per the Guardian.
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Now, half a decade on, it could be time to finally offload the 23-year-old – with former loan club Celtic allegedly keen on snapping up the winger permanently.
Over the course of Roberts’ entire City career, he has only managed 4 minutes in total of Premier League action – briefly appearing as a substitute during the 2015/2016 season under Manuel Pellegrini.
However, while some fans think it’s a long time coming, with one supporter even jokingly stating he could be a ‘Sane replacement’, others feel bad for Roberts and insist he never really got his chance.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter.
Needs to play for city
— . (@EncoreSeb) April 16, 2020
Sane replacement then.
— Iddin (@khairyizuddin) April 16, 2020
At this point we should just see how much we can get for him
It’s a lost course with him now
— Matt Lloyd (@Matty_Ll0yd) April 16, 2020
He’s been done for years mate
— Maxime Gérard (@LostAbove) April 16, 2020
I’ve wished for a few years now we’d give him a chance at City.
— Michael T Preston (@MichaelPreston_) April 16, 2020
Idk why we brought him from Fulham coz he’s been on loan for 6 years 😂😂😂
— MVNNY (@MVNNY22) April 16, 2020