‘My mum used to buy me a Celtic kit!’ – New signing happy to join

first_imgEngland starlet Patrick Roberts has joined Celtic from Manchester City on an 18-month loan deal.The 18-year-old winger follows in the footsteps of Belgium defender Jason Denayer who won a Scottish Premiership and League Cup double during his spell away from the Citizens last season, as well as the PFA Scotland young player of the year award.Speaking at Celtic Park, Roberts, who signed for City from Fulham last summer for a fee reported to be up to £12million, was keen to move to the Scottish champions as soon as he became aware of their interest but also valued Denayer’s experience.“Man City know that I need to be playing football and they were happy for me to come here,” he said.“Jason Denayer did it last year and he did very well.“I spoke to him and he said it was a very, very good club. So I was happy with what he said and I was really excited.“He said he never wanted to leave. He enjoyed it so much he kept bragging on about it every time I asked him.“It is the biggest club in Scotland. They play in Europe, they play in a massive stadium like this, what’s not to know about them.“I am here for a long time and I want to be as successful as anyone else and win trophies.“I am very direct, I am very quick, I like to get them (fans) off their seats, which I hope to many, many times.”Roberts, who revealed he wore the Celtic kit as a kid – “my mum used to buy me one” – had his move ratified only hours before Manchester City confirmed that Pep Guardiola had agreed a three-year deal to become manager in the summer. Patrick Roberts in action 1last_img