By 90Min
May 30, 2019

 Norwich City have confirmed that Manchester City forward Patrick Roberts will join the club on a one-year loan deal from July 1st.  

Roberts, who has enjoyed two loan seasons at Celtic and one at Girona in La Liga since joining Man City in a £6.5m deal from Fulham in 2015, will join the Canaries for his first ever full season in the Premier League - five years on from his league debut with the Cottagers back in March 2014.

The club announced the deal on their official website, in a statement which read: "Norwich City are delighted to confirm that Patrick Roberts will join the Club on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City from July 1."

Speaking to the club website, Roberts declared: “It’s great to have the deal done. I’ve known about the interest for a while. I’ve spoken to the manager [Daniel Farke] and sporting director Stuart Webber and it was clear in my mind that I wanted to come here this season.

“I had a few other offers, the same as last season. But speaking to Stuart, he said he’s been watching me for a while and he likes the way I play. The manager was very enthusiastic when he spoke to me. He really enjoys the way I play and that’s a big boost of confidence for me.

“It’s good to have someone in your corner to give you the belief and opportunity to play and in return I’ll give 100% to Norwich and everyone at the Club to repay that belief.”

Roberts was most recently in Girona - who are owned by the City Football Group -and speaking upon this experience, he explained: “I learned a little bit of Spanish [in Girona] and a lot about a different culture. It’s a different way of life and playing out there in general and they are all good things for me to experience at this age.

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“Coming to another club is another step for me and hopefully I can learn from those experiences and bring them to the team at Norwich.”

Manager Daniel Farke was equally enthusiastic, declaring: “I’m very pleased with this signing. We made it clear that we need players with quality and good character. They both relate to Patrick. We have been following him for a couple of seasons. He was outstanding at Celtic but we had no chance to sign him then.

“Last season in Spain was a good experience for him. He is very skilful and down-to-earth, humble and modest. He is desperate to wear the yellow and green shirt and he has already proved he can play at a high level. He is a perfect fit for us.”

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