Celtic star Patrick Roberts is all set to leave the club at the end of the current season. Roberts joined Celtic on loan from Manchester City back in the winter transfer window of 2016 and has been a very big hit at the club.
The player predominantly operates as a winger and has excellent qualities for a player of his age. He has developed rapidly at Celtic Park and has had a very successful loan spell at Scotland.
Roberts said: “Yes, obviously I have been on loan and I will go back there when the cup final and the Scott Brown testimonial (on Sunday) is over.
“It has been fantastic. I couldn’t have asked for any better.
“I came in January (2016) and played the back end of the season, scored a few goals and won the league, which was a good start. Then the manager (Rodgers) came in to get the treble, and to carry it on has been incredible.
“Coming to an end at any club is hard, especially for how long I have been here with the support and love I have got from Celtic fans and I have for them.
“It will be tough but that’s what happens in life, you move on and hopefully it can end on a high. That’s the aim. To get the double-treble would be something.
“All the boys are looking forward to it, we are focused for it and that is the main aim for all of us, especially for me, in the last game, to end it with a positive result and a trophy.
“I know I haven’t played as much – which is down to injury – which is unfortunate, disappointing for myself.
“But for the team to kick on and continue their success from last season and put in the performances they have done, has been good.”
The player is now keen to go back to the Etihad and learn more under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola. Although the plan seems ideal, Roberts will know that the City team is brimming with superstars and hence he will have to play a bench role at best at the squad.
Talking about Celtic, Rodgers will also be well aware of the fact that losing a player like Roberts, who has brought so much glory to the club over the last couple of seasons, will not be a good move for them. So he should try to keep him at the Parkhead for a long time to come. It will also be helpful from Roberts’ point of view to get regular outings, which will surely be scarce if he moves back to Etihad.