Patrick Roberts has dropped the strongest hint yet that he’d love to extend his stay at Celtic.
Whether it’s another loan or better still a permanent contract there would be no better way for Celtic fans to start next season by seeing the Londoner in a hooped shirt.
Roberts has jousted with James Forrest throughout the season for a starting role but has been in outstanding form over the last six weeks to make the position his own.
An outstanding performance in the title clincher at Hearts was followed by two outstanding displays against Sevco before he completed the SPFL campaign with a man-of-the-match showing against Hearts as the hoops picked up their second prize of the season.
During that match the hoops fans chanted for the club to get Roberts signed up with Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final against Aberdeen promising to be a very emotional occasion.
Discussing his next move he told the Evening Times: “Nobody at City has been in touch. They want me to enjoy the final, get the trophy, and we’ll talk after that.
“Could I stay? It’s hard. One thing my mum has always said is that you want to be adored by fans and I’ve always wanted to get people off their seat, that’s what I enjoy, putting on a show.
“It is great to hear the fans sing my name and to feel that love is something I could only dream about.
“I have said a few times now that in football you don’t know what is going to happen. I take it day by day and we’ll see how it goes.
“Any player will tell you that to get that much love in football is hard to come by these days. Fans like ours have so much love for me – I adore the fans here.
“I appreciate what they have done for me and makes me play better for them.
“If you go to a place and you don’t get that love, and every footballer will tell you this, it can be difficult and times can get tough but the love you get here at Celtic is second to none. You won’t get this at most places.
“I am enjoying being here, the admiration they have given me and I just want to play well for them and make them happy on Saturday.”
In the SPFL Roberts has started 20 matches, made 12 appearances as a substitute and scored nine goals.