Patrick Roberts signed an eighteen-month loan deal with Celtic five years ago this month and fans have been debating whether the Hoops could do with having the Englishman in their current team.
The 23-year-old has struggled for game time during a loan spell with Championship side Middlesbrough this season and most supporters on Twitter think the time has passed for the winger to be considered a genuine target:
No chance, he’s failed everywhere he’s been since he left us.
— Norman Conk (@vinsquat67) January 29, 2021
— colony scotland (@murciabhoy1) January 29, 2021
Naw….he didn’t want to come back or he would’ve already been here!! Done well in some games but also went missing in others and injured a lot
— Paul Gallagher (@PaulGall67) January 29, 2021
— The House of Green & White Hoops (@jedi_darth) January 29, 2021
Wonderful player on his day a pity that he has not done anything at any other club.
— Joe McDaid (@JoeMcDaid2) January 29, 2021
No, ppl that choose championship down south for just money, have a desire to win things, bit of european football, albeit europa league etc, then go if you’ve achieved
— Bhoyalways1 (@Bhoyalways11) January 29, 2021
— Brian Hannan (@BrianHannan7) January 29, 2021
Roberts won three league titles, two Scottish Cups and two League Cups during his stay in Scotland, which is certainly a very impressive trophy haul, considering the short time he spent with the club.
However, since leaving the Hoops, he has had failed loan spells at Norwich City and Girona while, this campaign, he has managed just ten appearances for Boro and five starts in total. His manager Neil Warnock has said he has received no enquiries about the player and due to his team’s injury problems, he wants to keep the playmaker, so there is very little chance of him moving north of the border before the transfer deadline.