Celtic won 5-0 away at Hearts today to secure their sixth consecutive Scottish league title. Manchester City loanee Patrick Roberts put in a very strong performance managing to grab two assists and a goal that seemed to get the attention of some City fans.
In his 38 appearances this season, Roberts has recorded 13 assists and 6 goals – Including one against City in the Champions League. What’s impressive is that he’s done this whilst only managing 50 minutes a game on average this season, making many of his appearances as a late substitute.
With Navas out of contract in the summer and Nolito going missing altogether it appears, is Roberts a realistic addition to the squad next season?
Here’s what you had to say after we posed the question:
Roberts has added a goal to his two assists, putting Celtic 4-0 up against Hearts. Is he ready for City's squad? https://t.co/vuRCxFwMdt
— City Watch (@City_Watch) 2 April 2017
A better backup than Navas?
@City_Watch Can't be worse than Navas
— inSané (@alexander_mads) 2 April 2017
@City_Watch he can't be any worse than Navas or Nolito.
— Joe (@HulbertJoe) 2 April 2017
@City_Watch Certainly can't be any worse than Navas or Nolito surely ??
— Pacman (@pacman_joe) 2 April 2017
@City_Watch Yes. Without doubt. Navas replacement.
— Kyle (@KyleCortex) 2 April 2017
Or maybe he needs one more season of guaranteed playing time?
@City_Watch Give him 1 more season at celtic or we sell Navas and Nolito
— Haashim Ahmed (@haashim___2004) 2 April 2017
@City_Watch If not he needs to go on loan to pl team to get used to pl
— jonny aguero (@Jon__mcfc) 2 April 2017
— Ed (@mcfc_pride) 2 April 2017
Would he benefit more learning directly Pep and world class players?
@City_Watch Homegrown, young, direct, pacey, winning experience. Yep, I think he's ready! Still a raw talent but undoubtedly offers something > Navas
— Dan (@Danielino28) 2 April 2017
@City_Watch Yes 100%..maybe not start just yet but training with WC players will only make him better
— DeployLeroy (@DeployLeroy) 2 April 2017
@City_Watch we need pat back at city he can reap up defenses open just lyk sane' & sterlin we need him
— Jeremiah M Changwe (@ChangweJeremiah) 2 April 2017