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Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts hints at long-term Celtic stay

Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts has indicated that he would like to stay at Scottish champions Celtic beyond his second loan spell there.

Roberts, 21, has been playing on loan consistently at Celtic since 2016 and has become a fan favourite there. This season he has struggled with injuries but looks poised to win a third Scottish Premiership title with the Hoops.

And in a new sit-down interview, the England youth international suggested that he would like to make his loan move to Celtic Park permanent.

“I would love to be here but [legally] I can’t really say much on that,” Roberts said.

“Something like that [possibly winning ten league titles in a row] is massive and especially for Celtic to do it would be huge, and I’m sure they’ll do it and I’ll be part of of it if I’m here or not.”

Roberts was also asked if Celtic Park or the Etihad Stadium had the better atmosphere and his answer was clear.

“That’s not really a question. It’s easy, Celtic. They are the best (fans) I will probably ever play in front of. Celtic by a mile, especially Champions League nights are special. Something I will take with me wherever I go.”

The winger’s loan deal with Celtic expires in the summer and it is likely that unless Pep Guardiola sees enough in him to add him to the Manchester City first-team squad, he will move on permanently.

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