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Report: Huddersfield want Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts on loan

David Wagner, Manager of Huddersfsield Town hows appreciation to the fans prior to the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal at John Smith's Stadium on May 13, 2018 in...

After an excellent spell at Celtic, Patrick Roberts could reportedly be handed his long-awaited Premier League chance with Huddersfield Town.

Manchester City's Patrick Roberts in action at MetLife Stadium on July 25, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Few would have expected that Patrick Roberts would still be a Manchester City player on transfer deadline day.

The England U21 winger looked set to be the centre of plenty of speculation this summer with The Express reporting back in May that West Ham and Leicester City were preparing bids for a player valued at £15 million.

 

West Ham and Leicester eventually turned their attention to other targets, however. So despite a fantastic two-and-a-half year loan spell at Celtic, in which Roberts won the Scottish Premiership title three times, he is in danger of six months stuck in limbo at City.

Though The Mail (live blog, 9.50am) reports that Huddersfield Town will make a deadline day move to try and rescue the former Fulham youngster from his Etihad purgatory.

Patrick Roberts of Celtic celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic at Tynecastle Stadium on April 2, 2017 in...

Though rather than pay the £15 million Manchester City would reportedly demand, it is reported that Huddersfield want to sign Roberts on a season-long loan.

The Terriers have already signed one new winger in Adama Diakhaby with Montpellier’s Isaac Mbenza seemingly set to arrive too for £13.5 million, according to The Mail. So Roberts could complete a new look attack for David Wagner’s side, who scored the joint fewest goals in the Premier League last season.

Man City signed Roberts in 2015 for £11 million.

Manchester City's Patrick Roberts in action at Soldier Field on July 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

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