West Ham United fans should be excited over potential Patrick Roberts signing

Celtic FC's Patrick Roberts celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match Anderlecht vs Celtic at The Constant Vanden Stock...

West Ham United are said to have Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts on their radar.

Patrick Roberts of Celtic celebrates after he scores his team's fourth goal  during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic at Tynecastle Stadium on April 2, 2017 in...

According to The Sun, West Ham United are plotting a bid for Patrick Roberts and that is exactly the sort of player they should be targeting.

Manchester City’s Roberts could be put up for sale at the end of the season, when his loan deal at Celtic comes to an end.

City are said to want £15 million for the youngster, with West Ham willing to meet their asking price.

And Roberts would have to be seen as an exciting addition for the Hammers to make.

Patrick Roberts of Celtic celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League group B match between RSC Anderlecht and Celtic FC at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on...

West Ham’s transfer policy has been rather hit-and-miss in recent times, with some of their additions being great successes and others being complete flops.

The Hammers also have had a tendency to bring in veteran players, as short-term fixes, rather than looking towards the future.

Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart came with big reputations in the summer, but both have disappointed.

Lee Hodson of Rangers and Patrick Roberts of Celtic battle for possession during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017...

And Evra has also recently been brought in, despite West Ham needing to freshen up their squad.

The likes of Hart, Zabaleta, Jose Fonte and James Collins are all in the twilight of their careers, and reducing the average age of their squad should be seen as a priority.

Roberts is a player who has a vast amount of potential, and if West Ham sign him, they could see a player with his best days ahead of him, rather than another ageing veteran who is past their peak.

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