As reported by The Sunday Post, the situation involving Patrick Roberts and Celtic is due to come to a head this week, with Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League signing deadline set to force the issue.
The Hoops have until 11pm on Tuesday night to register one more player for the two-leg tie against FC Astana and that could be enough to settle whether Roberts finally rejoins the Hoops or resolves to try his luck elsewhere.
To say it’s at the forefront of Celtic supporters’ minds is an understatement. In fact, it appears to be all any of them can think about right now as they reminisce on what he brought to the club in his 18 month loan spell.
Scoring 17 goals and providing 21 assists in his time at the Hoops, it’s clear why everyone wants him back and some fans see him as the key to qualifying for and competing well in the group stages of Europe’s premier competition.
Fans took to Twitter this weekend to share their feelings on the situation as it stands, with many hoping it’s resolved early this week as predicted…
I need Paddy Roberts to come back to Celtic 💔💚
— Molly Campbell (@moIIyjc) August 13, 2017
From now on today will forever be known as P-Day (the day @patrick7roberts comes home) 🍀💚
— Blair Cairns (@BlairRCairns) August 14, 2017
Has @patrick7roberts signed yet ? ⏰🍀
— Maka Motherwell™ (@makamotherwell) August 14, 2017
— We Are Celtic (@weareceltic7) August 13, 2017
Tomorrow will be known at Patrick Roberts Day
— Bhean (@Bheanian) August 13, 2017
Happy @patrick7roberts day everyone
— Marc O'Hare (@MOapostropheH) August 13, 2017
By this evening we should know if @patrick7roberts is coming home.
C'mon Paddy take a chance on us x
— Paul Bovill (@paul_bovill) August 14, 2017
Here @patrick7roberts be straight up with us lad.
Are you signing for Celtic or not?
Stop playing with our emotions.
— Saoirse (@SaoirseT98) August 13, 2017