“Ambition greater than with Celtic” – Roberts eyes Premier League return

Manchester City youngster Patrick Roberts who’s on loan at Celtic insists he would like a return to the Premier League next season.

The 21-year-old winger joined Celtic on loan in 2016 and the deal was extended last summer until June. Roberts has won a third straight title with the Hoops and is looking forward to facing Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final next week.

However, it would appear that Roberts, an England under-20 international would welcome the ideal to continue his career in England with Man City.

He told Sky Sports News:

“I’ve enjoyed my football [with Celtic] and everyone knows that. But you also have to look at the bigger picture and I have certain ambitions in my head and places that I want to be.

“To get there I need to come out of my comfort zone and try to reach those targets, but playing for Celtic has been a dream come true and I’ve enjoyed every minute.”

Roberts was asked on whether he would like to make his name in the Premier League next season and he said:

“Hopefully, that’s the main aim. Being an English player and having come through the system in the Premier League [the ambition] is to play for a top club in the Premier League.

“I’m at one now with Manchester City and they’re doing well but you’ve got to look at yourself, and what’s best for you, and try to pick the best option possible.

“When the time comes we’ll see. I’ll enjoy the summer and the rest of this season and when it comes to July, kick on from there.”

It appears that his side Sunday’s final Scottish Premiership game of the season against Aberdeen, could be his appearances in the Hoops white and green jersey.

Roberts will then have the Scottish Cup final to focus on before turning his attentions with the club’s hierarchy.

The Celtic star added:

“They’re letting me crack on here.”

“They’re concentrating on their season but I will [have talks] towards pre-season when I get back in with them and I’ll see what happens then.”

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