Patrick Roberts praises Celtic ace James Forrest, predicts title win

A general view of Celtic Park Stadium ahead of the second leg of the UEFA Europa League Play Off between Celtic and Suduva at Celtic Park Stadium on August 30, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Manchester City-owned Girona winger Patrick Roberts is a former Celtic loanee.

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

Manchester City-owned Girona winger Patrick Roberts has spoken highly of Celtic star James Forrest to The Scottish Sun.

Forrest is playing well for Celtic at the moment, and the 27-year-old winger has established himself as an important player in Brendan Rodgers’s side.

According to Transfermarkt.com, the Scotland international has scored six goals and provided five assists in 12 Scottish Premiership appearances for the Hoops so far this season.

 

Roberts, spent two-and-a-half years on loan at Celtic from Premier League giants City from January 2016 until the end of the 2017-18 campaign, has spoken highly of Forrest.

The former England Under-20 international winger - who joined City from Fulham in the summer of 2015 for an initial transfer fee reported by The Sun to be worth £4 million - has also backed Celtic to win the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Roberts told The Scottish Sun: “Jamesy is a top talent and so consistent.”

The winger added about the title race: “I don’t see anyone stopping Celtic this year. I know other teams have stepped up, but Celtic are now kicking into good form. They are still too strong for the rest.”

James Forrest (L) of Celtic FC looks to beat Bobby Burns (R) of Livingston FC during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Celtic at Tony Macaroni Arena on November 11,...

Celtic return?

Roberts was hugely successful during his time at Celtic, as the winger won won the Scottish Premiership title three times, and the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Cup twice each.

According to The Sun, Roberts will consider leaving City permanently at the end of the season when his loan spell at Girona runs out.

The British tabloid has claimed that Celtic would lead the chase for the 21-year-old next summer, and that Leicester City want the youngster as well.

James Forrest of Celtic evades Jean-Kevin Augustin of RB Leipzig during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Leipzig at Celtic Park on November 8, 2018 in Glasgow,...

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