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Man City striker joins Celtic on 18 month loan deal

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Celtic have signed Manchester City youngster Patrick Roberts on an 18-month loan deal, subject to the player passing a medical this weekend.

The 19-year-old signed for City in the summer for a fee of around £12 million from Fulham after making 22 appearances for the London side.

With just three first team appearances under his belt at the Etihad this season, Roberts has been farmed out on loan to secure first team football following in the footsteps of striker John Guidetti and defender Jason Denayer who all signed for Celtic on loan from Manchester City last season.

He is Ronny Deila’s second signing of the January transfer window following on from the capture of defender Erik Sviatchenko from FC Midtjylland for a reported fee of £1.5 million.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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