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Should Celtic go back in for Patrick Roberts?

Another transfer window coming up of course means Celtic are linked with signing Paddy Roberts again.

The winger has struggled everywhere he has been since he left Celtic in 2018 and is now free to talk to interested clubs when the January transfer window opens up as he will be a free agent in the summer.

Roberts was brilliant for Celtic in his first loan spell at the club, with 43 appearances and scoring 15 goals in 18 months. With his playing time going to be limited with Manchester City, Roberts again came to Celtic on loan for another season but this time his playing time was limited due to injury and poor form, with James Forrest performing well on the right hand side. Roberts made only 12 appearances for Celtic and didn’t score during his second spell at the club.

After Celtic, Roberts went on loan to Girona, Norwich, Middlesbrough, Derby and Troyes, making a total of 48 appearances with only 2 goals to his name.

Roberts is still only 24 years of age but it could be argued he is a one season wonder. We have seem many talented players, especially at Celtic, who seemingly have the world at their feet, and then their career fades away to nothing.

Islam Feruz anyone?

On a free transfer is Roberts worth going for? Would he be able to revive his career at Celtic and hit the heights of his first spell at the club? Or is he simply yesterday’s news?

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  1. mixview70

    Could he handle the rigorous physical demands of Angeball?
    I seriously doubt it, but he’s definitely got the talent in there.
    At 24, he could still be a proper player, but you have to ask why he’s not flying much higher than he should be by now.
    I wouldn’t right him off completely, but he’s got a lot to prove now for sure….and do we really want to be a rescue home for flagging careers?
    He might be worth a punt, but my gut says no.
    If he can talk KT back up the road with him, that’s a different story.

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