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Patrick Roberts’ Girona adventure coming to an abrupt end

Patrick Roberts’ Girona adventure coming to an abrupt end

Patrick Roberts is set to end his time with Girona and return to Manchester City in January.

The young English winger arrived at the La Liga club over the summer under a wave of expectation, having impressed for two and a half years with Scottish Premier League side Celtic.

But, despite his success in Scotland where he helped win seven domestic trophies, Roberts has failed to gain ample playing time for Girona this season.

Just two starts have seen him now linked with an early exit after talks between Girona and Man City officials discussed what was best for his future.

In total, Roberts has played in eight games, securing 234 minutes of football – but he has failed to score or gain an assist – leading Girona officials to axe him from their plans.

Just 0.4 shots per game has also seen him drop further behind the likes of Portu and Cristhian Stuani, who have been typically impressive.

For now, Roberts will have to settle for time on the bench and rare minutes as a substitute…..and it is highly unlikely that he will receive any further playing time at the Etihad stadium if he returns in January.

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A potential loan to Dutch football where PSV Eindhoven have been linked or a return to the Scottish Premier League have been mentioned, but time will tell if the former England U20 international can save his season…..