Four Premier League youngsters Celtic should target after Roberts
Celtic are no strangers to an advantageous loan deal from the English Premier League. From Craig Bellamy to Patrick Roberts, it’s long been a strategy employed in order to build teams capable of winning trophies on a regular basis.
For a while it looked like it may be to their detriment, with often three, four or more loan signings turning up across a season, never really fitting in or adding much at all.
Deals like the one for Roberts though are the future at the club. Focused and targeted deals that offer real benefit to the team, the supporters, the parent club and the player himself.
Brendan Rodgers certainly thinks so. The Herald recently reported he was a big fan of utilising young players from the best academies in England.
The key is finding players ready for the first team but not currently getting regular action for their clubs. Inevitably these players find themselves at the top six or seven clubs in the division.
So who can follow in Patrick Roberts’ footsteps next season?
Here are four Premier League teenagers we think could make an impact at Celtic…