Speculation that Patrick Roberts could be in for a dramatic return to Celtic has intensified.
According to SkyBet Celtic and Southampton are neck and neck to sign the 20-year-old with the Saints at 5/4 and Celtic a fraction out at 6/4.
Twenty-four hours after Brendan Rodgers admitted to being in on-going talks for the winger Roberts had to watch 90 minutes from the bench as Manchester City beat Spurs 3-0.
After featuring against Manchester United and Real Madrid last season’s loan Celt perhaps got a glimpse of the future as Pep Guardiola began the countdown to the start of the Premier League in two weeks time.
City are the biggest spenders of the transfer window so far, spending Â£70m on two right-backs! and will start the season as favourites to win the title.
While Rodgers would love to have Roberts on the plane to Norway on Tuesday he may have to wait to see if Celtic progress to the play-off round.
Bringing back the fans’ favourite for the play-off round, if Celtic progress past Rosenborg, would give the whole club a massive lift.
Social media has been looking out for signs from Roberts of a return to Celtic with his twitter account still showing two pictures in Celtic colours.
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