Report: 'Several PL clubs' enquire after Celtic loanee Patrick Roberts

Celtic's English midfielder Patrick Roberts and Bayern Munich's German defender Mats Hummels (R) vie for the ball during the Champions League group B match between FC Bayern Munich and...

Patrick Roberts has stuttered on loan at Celtic this season.

Declan John of Rangers is challenged by Patrick Roberts of Celtic during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Italian outlet CalcioMercato claim on-loan Celtic winger Patrick Roberts has already been the subject of enquiries from "several Premier League clubs" ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old rejoined Celtic for a second time last summer after his previous 18-month loan north of the border had finished. But this season, he has failed to replicate the kind of form he had previously shown.

Celtic's English midfielder Patrick Roberts celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Manchester City and Celtic at the...

In his 60 Celtic appearances before this season, Roberts had scored more than one in every four games with 17 goals, as well as laying on 21 assists. This time around, he has managed just one goal in 15 games.

A long-term hamstring injury has kept the Manchester City winger on the sidelines for much of the season, but his undoubted potential is still interesting Premier League sides.

Bakary Sako Of Wolverhampton Wanderers and   Patrick Roberts of Fulham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Craven Cottage on August 20, 2014...

The report claims a handful of top-flight English sides have asked about the former Fulham star, ahead of the summer with a permanent move to Celtic unlikely as the Hoops will be unable to afford what is expected to be an eight-figure price tag.

Roberts still has two years to run on his contract with the Premier League champions, a deal which the Daily Star claim is worth £5,000 a week.

 

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