New reports are claiming Premier League side West Ham United are planning to rival Leicester City to sign Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts this summer.
According to a report from The Sun, the tabloid claimed the Hammers tried as much as they could to secure the signing of Man City star who’s on loan at Celtic during the January transfer window, and are now plotting a fresh move at the end of the season.
Roberts is one of the Premier League’s leaders brightest youngster and has enjoyed a stellar season in the Scottish Premiership with Celtic, winning several honours under Ronny Deila and current Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers. Patrick’s time at the Paradise has also seen him participate in the Champions League competition.
The Sun claims that West Ham and the Foxes both wanted to sign Roberts in January, but having failed to do so, the two PL clubs are ready to go back in, and the report suggests that his principality club could be prepared to let the ex-Fulham youngster leave.
The reports adds that the two PL giants are set to table a whooping £15 million offer at the end of the season, but it remains to be seen what the 21-year-old will make of the interest in him.
With the British tabloid suggesting that Roberts could prove to be Riyad Mahrez’s replacement at Leicester, it seems the Foxes are the leading contender in the race to sign Roberts 0 and he may well welcome the chance to step into the void that Mahrez’s departure could create.