With 19 assists and 11 goals there’s little surprise why Man City youngster Patrick Roberts is a man ‘in-demand’ this summer transfer window. After a successful season on-loan at unbeaten Scottish champions Celtic, what's next for the 20-year old Englishman?
It’s not surprising that Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic are among the favourites to bring back Patrick Roberts for a second season, that is according to the 5/2 (3.50) odds available at bookmaker BetVictor. A move back to Glasgow could be fruitful in terms of silverware and another crack at Champions League football for the youngster, but could a move to the Premier League club and show Man City what they are missing first hand be more interesting for Roberts?
If so, it’s Southampton that are leading the chase in England to sign the winger. Odds of 1/1 (2.00) is a very decent shout considering the stage that Southampton have entrusted young English players to succeed in recent seasons. Names like Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana are two of the biggest sales from the Saints English production-line so Roberts would well to consider a Saint Mary’s move this summer.
Huddersfield Town are just further back at 10/1 (11.0) to sign the former Fulham man this summer. Other promoted clubs Newcastle and Brighton are priced much further back at 20/1 (21.0) and with both so far missing out on a couple of targets in the early knockings of this transfer window, it could be that a move for Patrick Roberts becomes more of a priority for both clubs looking to compete and survive in the Premier League this upcoming season.
West Brom have been a club that have given a platform for underappreciated players to succeed in recent times and with the Baggies in a seemingly upward trajectory in terms of recent league positions, Roberts moving to the midlands at 25/1 (26.0) could be a very decent outsider bet. No doubt fans want a signing to get excited about this summer after a somewhat underwhelming transfer window.
Although it appears that Everton aren’t interested BetVictor are still pricing them as outsiders at 20/1 (21.0) along with Leicester City, who could be big outside punt if Riyad Mahrez does indeed leave the club this summer.
A move to the continent is also a possibility with a host of European clubs linked, including Nice at 16/1 (17.0), RB Leipzig at 20/1 (21.0) and Porto also at 20/1 (21.0).
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