Game over for Patrick Roberts at Norwich City
PUBLISHED: 11:47 02 January 2020 | UPDATED: 11:47 02 January 2020
Patrick Roberts’ Norwich City exit will be confirmed in the next 24 hours.
The Manchester City wide player is expected to join Middlesbrough on loan, despite late interest from Stoke City, after the Canaries reached a mutual agreement with Roberts and his parent club to cut short an intended season-long switch.
The 22-year-old failed to make a single Premier League start for Norwich, with his last appearance coming in the 5-1 hammering to Aston Villa on October 5.
Head coach Daniel Farke indicated after Wednesday's 1-1 home draw against Crystal Palace Roberts' future would be resolved before the weekend.
"Of course now the transfer window is open we can do something," he said. "If a player is not overly happy with the amount of minutes he is playing and wants to do something else then we have to be open-minded and allow it.
"We just want players who are greedy to work on this miracle. So it is possible players will leave us. There is no surprise Patrick is not happy with the lack of minutes but that is also due to the unbelievably good shape of Emi Buendia, another really good performance (against Palace), Todd Cantwell, another good goal and even to leave Onel Hernandez out with his pace is tough.
"So let's be honest Patrick was the fourth choice on the winger position and it could be we can do some business with him in the next hours or days."