Manchester City's Patrick Roberts comments on imminent move to join 'massive club' Celtic

Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts is set to move to Celtic.

Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts has told STV that he will be joining a 'massive club' in Celtic before today's deadline.

Roberts, 18, joined City from Fulham last summer, having been dubbed as one of the brightest young talents in English football.

The winger has unsurprisingly struggled for first-team football at the Etihad Stadium this season, but a loan move now appears to be in the pipeline.

STV report that Roberts will finalise an 18-month loan deal with Celtic today, giving a major boost to manager Ronny Deila in the final third.

Roberts has also spoken about the move, telling STV that he thinks he is joining a 'massive club' in Celtic, and wants to gain experience before his return to Manchester City at the end of the 2016/17 season.

"It's a massive club," Roberts said. "Everyone knows Celtic around the world. I'll be building experience to take back to Manchester City," he added.

Roberts' move is drawing ever closer, and Celtic will be hoping to do other deals, with Feyenoord striker Colin Kazim-Richards set for a move to Glasgow as well, according to BBC Sport.

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