Age: 19 years
Height: 5ft 5in
Positions : Winger
Current Team: On loan to Celtic from Manchester City
Roberts signed for Fulham at the age of 13 from AFC Wimbledon before making a total of 19 senior appearances
His talent was obvious to see.. which prompted Man City to sign him early on.
Patrick Roberts was signed by Manchester City at the age of 18 years from Fulham during the season 2014/2015.
Patrick Roberts has the potential to be a big star in the future, being English this should excite many fans.
Style of play
Patrick Roberts was dubbed the “English Messi” because of his fantastic ball control and speed.
He has great confidence in his ability, he drives forward with the ball creating havoc whenever possible.
He loves to run with the ball and take players on.
Agile, quick and direct.
Very gifted and has good technical ability to score goals from various angles.
Has great power in his shot for such a small player.
He combines power and technique into his shooting which makes for some unstoppable shots.
Roberts has starred for the England youth teams, having a very good goal to game ratio.
A goal scoring winger who creates chances consistently well, consistent in his overall play.
No wonder Man City moved early to sign him.
Question is will Pep Guardiola keep him and make him a part of his future plans??
Only Pep knows this…
In my personal Opinion I think he could fit into Guardiola’s style no problem.
However if Roberts is deemed surplus to requirements under Pep, I can see plenty of clubs queuing up to sign him , being home-grown also makes the player even more appealing.
No doubt Roberts is going to be a big star in the future but he needs to also make sure he is playing regular football still after his loan to Celtic finishes.
This way he can continue to improve rather than rotting on Man City ‘s bench.
Written by Richard Jones – via twitter @emagehtjr
STRENGTHS : Dribbling -Agility – Technique – Long Shots – Composure
WEAKNESSES : Strength – Aerial Duels