Celtic may have advantage over Leicester in reported Patrick Roberts chase

Girona FC midfielder Patrick Roberts (17) during the match RCD Espanyol against Girona FC, for the round 13 of the Liga Santander, played at RCD Espanyol Stadium  on 25th November 2018 in...

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic and Leicester City reportedly want Manchester City-owned Girona winger Patrick Roberts next summer.

Girona FC midfielder Patrick Roberts (17) during the match RCD Espanyol against Girona FC, for the round 13 of the Liga Santander, played at RCD Espanyol Stadium  on 25th November 2018 in...

According to The Sun, Patrick Roberts will consider leaving Manchester City at the end of the season.

It has been reported by the British tabloid that Roberts, who is on loan at Girona in Spain at the moment, will evaluate his options next summer.

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The report has claimed that Scottish Premiership club Celtic would lead the chase for the services of the 21-year-old winger.

According to The Sun, Leicester City are also interested in Roberts, who joined City from Fulham in the summer of 2015 for an initial transfer fee reported by The Sun to be worth £4 million.

6th May 2018, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Celtic; Patrick Roberts celebrates their win after the final whistle

Advantage Celtic?

Leicester are an established Premier League club, and the Foxes will probably be able to afford to pay more for Roberts in transfer fees that Celtic will.

However, Roberts enjoyed a hugely successful two-and-a-half-year loan spell at Celtic, and is hugely popular among the Celtic Park faithful.

That is probably an advantage that Celtic have over Leicester, and perhaps that could be crucial in persuading Roberts to move to the Glasgow giants next summer.

Girona FC midfielder Patrick Roberts (17) during the match RCD Espanyol against Girona FC, for the round 13 of the Liga Santander, played at RCD Espanyol Stadium  on 25th November 2018 in...

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