Celtic are reportedly interested in bringing former loanee Patrick Roberts back to the club from Manchester City.
According to TEAMtalk, the Bhoys have made an approach in the region of £3 million for the current Middlesbrough loanee, who spent two and a half years on loan at Parkhead.
At Celtic, it was Brendan Rodgers who got the best out of the talented Londoner so should the Leicester City boss look at bringing him to the King Power?
It would not be the first time.
In February 2019, as reported by The Scottish Sun, Leicester were said to be keen. That report claimed a price-tag of £15 million on the winger’s head. It was also claimed that Leicester had tried to involve Roberts in the £60 million deal that saw Riyad Mahrez head to City, prior to Rodgers’ arrival at the King Power, but the clubs could not agree on a valuation for Roberts.
“Patrick is different to Sterling although similar to him in that he is young.
“Raheem is speed, wing play, Patrick is more a David Silva type, more on the inside.
“He looks like he has an eye for goal. He’s very young and he looks a talent.”
It seemed City were still hopeful of Roberts potentially increasing his value but that has not been the case. Loan struggles at Giron and Norwich City have devalued their asset. As reported by The Sun last May, Rodgers was again considering a move for his former Celtic star but at a much cheaper price. The report claimed Leicester were ready to make a £4 million move for the player.
Now, an initial £3 million from Celtic has seemingly been rejected but the Scottish side are said to remain keen on a deal for Roberts.
If that is the case, then Leicester will surely want to be in the queue as well for a player Brendan Rodgers once compared to Premier League legend David Silva (as reported by the Scottish Sun).
If £4 million remains the price-tag, then surely Rodgers will be hoping to secure a reunion with his former Celtic wing wizard.