27 Dec

Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts set to seal surprise loan move

first_img Patrick Roberts is unlikely to return to Celtic 1 Ligue 1 club Nice are closing in on the capture of Celtic target and Manchester City youngster Patrick Roberts, according to reports in France.Roberts spent 18 months on loan at Celtic, a spell which finished at the end of last season, and Brendan Rodgers is desperate to have him back.But the Scottish champions look set to miss out on re-signing the 20-year-old winger, who now appears bound for France.According to Nice-Matin, the French side are in the process of working overtime to finalise Roberts’ move from Manchester City and a deal could be reached soonNice are due to play Napoli in their Champions League play-off round tie and want to register Roberts in their squad, which must be submitted by midnight on MondayThe south coast club were in fine form last term and finished a lofty third in Ligue 1, helped by the goals of Mario Balotelli.last_img

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