David Hay wants Patrick Roberts back at Celtic

Patrick Roberts of Girona FC competes for the ball with Xavi Quintilla of Villarreal CF during the La Liga match between Girona FC and Villarreal CF at Montilivi Stadium on April 14, 2019...

Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts played well for Celtic during his loan spell.

Patrick Roberts of Girona FC competes for the ball with Xavi Quintilla of Villarreal CF during the La Liga match between Girona FC and Villarreal CF at Montilivi Stadium on April 14, 2019...

Former Celtic midfielder and manager David Hay has suggested in The Glasgow Evening Times that the Hoops should sign Patrick Roberts from Manchester City in the summer transfer window.

Roberts is heading back to his parent club City in the Premier League in England from a loan spell at Girona in Spain.

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The youngster did not have a good time at Girona, as he was able to make only six starts and 13 substitute appearances in La Liga, according to WhoScored; he did not score any goal or provide any assist.

 

The 22-year-old winger was on loan at Celtic from January 2016 until the end of the 2017-18 campaign and was very successful during his spell at the Hoops.

The former Fulham youngster won the Scottish league title three times, the Scottish League Cup twice and the Scottish Cup on two occasions with the Hoops.

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

Hay has suggested that Celtic should bring back 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.

Hay wrote in The Glasgow Evening Times: “One man that certainly could and probably should be a consideration for Celtic this summer is Patrick Roberts.

“The winger hasn’t really hit the heights we all know that he is capable of in Girona on loan from Manchester City this season, but he did exceptionally well at Celtic in his spell up in Scotland and he is still young at 22.”

Patrick Roberts of Girona FC is challenged by Lucas Olaza of Celta de Vigo during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and Girona FC at Abanca-Balaídos on April 20, 2019 in Vigo,...

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