Man City midfielder Patrick Roberts joins Girona on loan

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The 21-year-old has made just three senior appearances for the Premier League champions and is heading to Spain on a short-term deal

Patrick Roberts has joined Girona on loan from Manchester City.

The winger spent the previous two seasons on loan at Scottish Premiership side Celtic and had also been linked with Huddersfield Town, but he has now completed a short-term switch to Spain.

Girona are a sister club to City and took five players on loan from the Premier League champions last season.

One such player, Aleix Garcia, will also spend the 2018-19 season at the club, after helping them to a 10th-placed finish last term.

Roberts joined City from Fulham in an £11 million deal in 2015, with the club keen to add to their homegrown quota.



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However, he has played just three times for the first XI, and once in the Premier League, as he made a four minute cameo in a 4-1 defeat to Tottenham.

An impressive spell at Celtic, where he made 78 appearances and scored 18 goals, has enhanced his reputation, nevertheless, and he will hope to enjoy similar success in La Liga.

Girona face Real Valladolid this weekend, and will then take on Real Madrid on August 26.