Celtic loanee names four Manchester City stars he is good mates with

Patrick Roberts joined Celtic on loan from Manchester City in the January transfer window.

Celtic winger Patrick Roberts has revealed to The Scottish Sun that he has a good relationship with some of the Manchester City players.

Roberts joined Celtic on loan from Premier League outfit City in the January transfer window on an 18-month contract.

The 19-year-old, who is a very highly rated young player, switched to City from Championship side Fulham in the summer of 2015.

The youngster did not get too much playing time for the Citizens’ first team before his move to Celtic in the January transfer window.

However, it seems that Roberts impressed some of the top City players, who are keeping in touch with him.

“I’m good mates with some of the City players,” the teenager told The Scottish Sun. “I sat next to Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph a lot and they talk to me.

“Joe Hart’s been great with me as well as Vincent Kompany. They all talk to me and keep an eye on me. But I’ve got a job here to do. I’ve signed for 18 months, so as far as I know I’m going to be here.”

Roberts has been playing well for Celtic in recent weeks and was on target twice for the Bhoys against Heart of Midlothian at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership last weekend.

The England Under-19 international is a talented player, and his recent performances for Celtic suggest that he is only going to get better.

The former Fulham youngster appears to be settling in well at Celtic Park, and it is great that the Scottish Premiership giants signed him on an 18-month contract.

Roberts will be important for Celtic in their Champions League qualifiers at the start of next season.

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