CQN reported on Friday evening that Celtic had started the process of extending Paddy Roberts’ stay at Parkhead beyond the end of this season.
The 19 year old’s 18 month loan period from Manchester City comes to an end in May and both the player and Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers are keen to extend the winger’s time in the Hoops.
The suggestion is that Celtic will sign the player on another loan period – believed to be for 12 months and have first option to buy the player at the end of that period, should Manchester City agree to sell.
The news that Paddy may be playing for the Hoops longer than anticipated reached the Sunday papers today.
“There is a line of communication between Patrick, ourselves and Manchester City to find a solution for him,” Brendan Rodgers confirmed.
“I want to work with talented players of course I do but it’s about what Manchester City see as the next stage of his development.
“I have only been in for the last six months of his time here but I think that it has been a really fruitful period for him.
“He seems to be really enjoying his time here and has grown really close with the squad. There will be dialogue between now and the summer in terms of where he is at.”
Roberts has loved his time in Glasgow and has even found himself a best buddy in the shape of Celtic’s highly rated and home grown left back Kieran Tierney. There’s little doubt that Kieran has been twisting Paddy’s arm to make sure he extends his stay in Paradise!
The other consideration for the player who win win two and maybe three major honours in the game this season. Does he want to go back to Manchester City to play in their reserves?
Or should he stay at Parkhead for more thrills in the Champions League?