PATRICK ROBERTS last night admitted he will struggle to find the same love he enjoys from Celtic supporters at any other club.

And once again he refused to rule out a return to Parkhead when his loan deal ends after Saturday's Scottish Cup Final.

The 20-year-old winger has been superb for the champions this season, especially the last few months when his form at times has been sensational.

But Roberts knows that even the most naturally gifted will struggle to get into Pep Guardiola's plans given that the City manager could afford just about any player on the planet.

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And were Celtic to buy the Englishman - and one more loan deal is another possibility - then the treble-chasers would have to smash their own transfer record and wage structure for someone who at 18 years old cost £12m when he was at Fulham.

However, the one thing which could make him stay is the relationship he enjoys with the Celtic support.

Roberts said: "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.

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“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.”

Roberts is a certain to start against Aberdeen in the final game of what is already one of the finest in Celtic's recent history.

He took something of a gamble to move to Scotland, there was other interest from the English Premier League, but it's a decision he will never regret.

Roberts said: "For me, I enjoy playing football. I let my feet do the talking and show everyone how good I am.

"That’s the mindset I’ve had since I was a kid. To have the love and support from the fans is huge for me.

“I didn’t really know what to expect when I came up here so for it go it as well as it has is amazing. Now I want to finish this season with a cup final win.”