Manchester City forward Patrick Roberts has rejoined Middlesbrough on loan for the rest of the 2020-21 campaign.
Roberts spent the second half of last season on Teesside, making 11 appearances and scoring the winner at Reading which went a long way to retaining Boro’s place in the Sky Bet Championship.
Boro say the 23-year-old, who has made only one league appearance for his parent club since joining City in 2015 and has had loan spells at Celtic, Girona and Norwich, was “attracting interest from a number of clubs”.
But after securing his services, Boro manager Neil Warnock told the club’s official website: “I’m really pleased we’ve been able to get him because I felt we needed that bit of something different.
“I’ve been waiting on Patrick, we all know what he can do and I feel with the current squad we have I can make him a better player.”
Poch on City’s radar
A managerial face all too familiar with the Premier League is set to become ‘the most wanted man in Manchester’ as Man Utd and Man City face uncertain futures under their current bosses.
Hopes were high at Man Utd of continued progression under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer going into the new campaign.
However, two defeats from their first three – including the 6-1 destruction at the hands of Tottenham – have tempered expectations.
Furthermore, the club’s inability to land top transfer target Jadon Sancho left fans in dismay.
City, meanwhile, are expected to challenge Liverpool for the Premier League title after a disappointing campaign last season.
Manager Pep Guardiola has just one year remaining on his current deal, however, with his tenure at the club already the longest he has spent with any single side in his managerial career.
Now, the Daily Mirror report that both Manchester clubs are eyeing up former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino. Read more…