Leicester to offer £15m for on-loan Celtic star

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Leicester City will move for Manchester City youngster Patrick Roberts this summer and are ready to offer £15m for his services.

The 21-year-old has spent the last two-and-a-half seasons on loan at Scottish champions Celtic but recently admitted the next step in his career will be trying to establish himself in the Premier League, dashing the Hoops’ hopes of signing the winger.

The former Fulham youngster will, therefore, head back to the Etihad Stadium when his current loan agreement expires and Leicester are ready to test City’s resolve to keep the youngster.

The Foxes were offered the chance to sign Roberts in January when he was included in City’s £50million offer for Riyad Mahrez, only for the deal to ultimately fall through.

Claude Puel’s men are not the only Premier League club said to be keen on moving for Roberts this summer, with West Ham United also understood to be in the mix.

Roberts has made just three appearances for Manchester City since making the move from Fulham in 2015 and could jump at the chance to join a Premier League club who could offer him more regular action.

The winger is understood to have two years left on his current agreement with City.

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