Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts could well be looking for another club in the summer, with his loan spell at Middlesbrough set to come to an end in July when the English Championship season finishes.
The 23-year-old spent over two years at Celtic Park between 2016 and 2018, and supporters have been debating whether manager Neil Lennon should look to bring back the midfielder:
Yes he would rip it up again
— Edward Longshanks (@EdwardLongsha20) June 18, 2020
In a hearbeat
— Andrew noble (@Noble70Andrew) June 18, 2020
100% bring Paddy home
— Stuart Jarvis ?? (@no7magic) June 18, 2020
A gd back up if anyone gera long term injury
— Andy Pugsley (@Andypeep) June 18, 2020
— STEVE BROWN (@henbroontheloon) June 18, 2020
Yes, if only for competition for places with James Forrest.
— Sandyb7 (@Sandyb714) June 18, 2020
In a minute…James needs the competition…brought the best out him and changed the game when he did come on ☘
— Febers64 (@febers64) June 18, 2020
In a heartbeat ! What a player
— Alastair finn (@Finbarahoy) June 18, 2020
Defo, I’d go and pick him up. People saying he wanted away ?…… He wasn’t our player ffs
— Gerry Sherry (@GerrySherry) June 18, 2020
Yes a hundred percent
— rachel mcginley (@McginleyRachel7) June 18, 2020
Since returning to City, Roberts has struggled for form and fitness, with abortive loan spells at Girona and Norwich City. He moved to Boro in the January transfer window but he has barely played, both due to a hamstring injury and the global health crisis.
However, the winger has undoubted talent and, with City reportedly prepared to loan him out once again, the Hoops may well consider another approach for the Englishman with the Scottish champions needing to strengthen out wide following the departure of Mohamed Elyounoussi back to Southampton.