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Man City starlet Roberts similar to David Silva - Celtic boss Rodgers

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has likened Patrick Roberts to Manchester City star David Silva.

Former Fulham young gun Roberts joined Celtic from City on loan back in January and the winger managed to impress, playing a huge role in helping the Hoops seal the Scottish Premier League title.

Now Roberts, who has also been likened to Raheem Sterling, is set to spend another season at Parkhead and new Celtic manager Rodgers has gone on to compare the 19-year-old with Silva, indicating that the young Englishman has a very bright future ahead.

The Northern Irishman said: "Patrick is different to Sterling although similar to him in that he is young.

"Raheem is speed, wing play, Patrick is more a David Silva type, more on the inside.

"He looks like he has an eye for goal. He's very young and he looks a talent."

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