Patrick Roberts enjoyed a quite bit of success during his time with Celtic from January 2016 until the end of the 2017-18 seasons, and it was surprising seeing reports that Premier League giants West Ham United and Leicester City wanted to sign the Manchester City winger.
During his time with Celtic on loan, the winger won the Scottish Premiership three times, and the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Cup twice each.
Roberts’ performances with Celtic were very encouraging, and the Daily Express reported last month that the duo of West Ham and Leicester were considering signing the ex-Fulham winger on a permanent contract in the summer transfer window.
The winger would be a brilliant coup for the Hammers, Roberts’ quality on the ball, ability to take on opposition players and his passing ranger would make him a favourite among the London Stadium faithful.
Reports from The Telegraph claimed, the former Premier League champions want to sign Roberts, who earns £25,000 per week as salary, as reported by Spotrac.com – as part of a £60m deal which will see Riyad Mahrez join the Citizens.
It has now been reported that Pep Guardiola will allow the winger to join Leicester if he can complete a deal that will see Mahrez joins his side.
Given that a cash plus player deal would suit Leicester and City, West Ham may have lost out on the race for the former England Under-20 international.