Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts has hinted at a possible return to Celtic for a fourth time.
The 21-year-old is a firm favourite at Parkhead having spent the last two and a half years at the club in three separate loan spells, but with his chances of regular football at the Etihad still very slim, he has refused to rule out joining back up with the Hoops.
Roberts had previously stated that he wanted to return to City in order to fight for his place in the team, but has more recently come out saying that he is yet to speak to manager Pep Guardiola about his future.
Having flown with the squad to the US on City’s pre-season tour, Roberts barely featured at all, and with just 10 days left in the transfer window perhaps it is time for him to look elsewhere for action.
Asked if a return to Celtic was a possibility, the England U20 international told the Manchester Evening News: “Obviously I said at the end of the season that I spent a good two-and-a-half years there and my time was brilliant.
“You never know in football.
“I’ve said before that I could end up back there at some point but right now I’m just looking at what’s best for me and best for my future.”
“No [I’ve not spoken to Guardiola], I’m just here to train, work hard and get my fitness up.
“We’ll see what happens.
“I know the window closes soon. If something happens before then, great. We’ll have to see what happens. I can’t really say anything. We’ll have to see what’s best for me. But right now, I don’t know. We’ll see.”