Patrick Roberts: Manchester City winger completes Celtic switch after medical

Patrick Roberts
Patrick Roberts was photographed at Celtic Park on Monday

Patrick Roberts has returned to Celtic on a season-long loan deal after successfully completing his medical.

The 20-year-old winger spent 18 months with Celtic before moving back to parent club Manchester City at the end of last season.

He turned down potential moves to Nice and Southampton to return to Glasgow.

"All the support and love I have been getting has been brilliant," Roberts told Celtic TV. "I love it here and I'm thankful to be finally here."

Roberts scored 17 goals and helped Celtic win two league titles, one Scottish Cup and a League Cup in his first spell at Parkhead.

He started his career with Fulham and joined City for a fee of about £12m in 2015. In total, the winger has made 25 senior appearances in English club football.

However, the England Under-20 international has played 60 times for Celtic.

"We had a good end to the season, which obviously helped, and playing for these great fans was also a factor coming back," Roberts, who will wear Celtic's number seven jersey, said. "It's great to be back and I can't wait to get going again.

"The manager has been brilliant with me. He obviously wanted me back and so did Celtic. I had a decision to make after pre-season and when that came around Brendan Rodgers was obviously a huge factor in that. He is a top manager. I worked under him all of last year and I believe I can develop under him even more and become a better player."

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