'Superb signing!': What Middlesbrough and Celtic fans are saying after Patrick Roberts' Riverside arrival

Middlesbrough have made their first signing of the January transfer window following the arrival of Patrick Roberts on loan from Manchester City – and fans were quick to react on social media.

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 10:38 am

The 22-year-old will move to the Riverside after a frustrating loan spell at Norwich, where he made just three Premier League appearances.

Yet the tricky wideman is highly rated after impressing for Scottish champions Celtic in the 2016/17 campaign.

Boro fans were quick to react to the news on social media, while Celts supporters were also impressed by the signing.

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Patrick Roberts impressed during two separate loan spells at Celtic.
Patrick Roberts impressed during two separate loan spells at Celtic.

Here are some of the responses.

@jimmylees: Superb signing this! He will absolutely rip the championship up.

@Matt_Rowney: Roberts in. Clarke & Gibson incoming!

@HairyTraveller1: Played for Celtic, 55 games 15 goals . Played Champs league. Had a season In La Liga. Good to see more pace added to the side

@grahamb2105: If he recaptures his Celtic form he will be a great addition to the squad, look forward to seeing him on Sunday!

@iFollowBoro: If Boro continue with a 5-3-2 / 3-5-2, does Roberts fit in to that system as a wing back, or will he only be used when playing 4 at the back?

@RossYoung2: If Patrick Roberts can do for Boro what he did for Celtic, then we have a player on our hands. Excited for what lies ahead

Celtic fans were also complimentary.

@JimmynotP: He was certainly a fans favourite at Celtic, if he reproduces that kind of form, then you have a player.

@celticfan2005: He was great for us, only hampered by injury the second time. He’ll do well if he gets games.

@FollowerCeltic: He was a player at celtic unfortunately our chairman was too tight to spend money on a permanant deal for him