Glasgow Celtic’s hopes of extending Patrick Roberts’ stay at Parkhead have suffered a setback, with Manchester City looking to send him on loan to a Premier League club, according to the Daily Mail.
The ex-Fulham winger has had an impressive season for the Hoops, with manager Brendan Rodgers hopeful he could keep him in Scotland for another year.
Roberts joined the Bhoys on an 18-month loan deal in January 2016 and has been an important contribution to Celtic’s potential treble-winning campaign.
Since being in Glasgow with Rodgers, he has played in 44 games across all competitions, scoring nine times and helping with nine assists in the Scottish Premiership.
Celtic were thought to be hopeful they could bring the 20-year-old back for another spell with a £500,000 loan fee, however it seems Man City have different ideas.
The Citizens are reportedly keen for Roberts to further his development, with a loan spell at a Premier League club as an ideal destination, which would allow Pep Guardiola to keep a closer eye on one of his brightest talents.
The England under-20 international joined the Etihad Stadium outfit in 2015 for a reported £11million fee from Fulham, however he has only made three appearances for the Sky Blues, before being loaned out to Celtic.