FORMER Celtic fans’ favourite Patrick Roberts has agreed a season-long loan with Spanish outfit Girona, as CQN told you two days ago.
The winger had been linked with a third temporary transfer at the Hoops, but that was unlikely with the champions bringing in Australia’s 19-year-old World Cup attacker Daniel Arzani from Manchester City on a two-year deal.
Roberts, 21, spent two-and-a-half years at Parkhead, making 79 appearances and contributed to the double treble campaigns under Brendan Rodgers.
He will continue his development at Girona, who are owned by the City Football Group that control Manchester City, Melbourne City, New York City, Club Atletico Torque and Yokohama F. Marinos.The former England Under-20 star joined the Etihad giants from Fulham for £12million in July 2015.
Roberts was included in City’s pre-season tour of the United States and made substitute appearances in the International Champions Cup matches against Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.
Celtic supporters will wish him well as he continues his football adventure.