What positions/roles can he play and where do you think he is best?
He plays exclusively on the right wing - I’ve never seen him, or heard of him, playing anywhere else. He is especially effective carving inside, as he can score goals with his left foot, even though his right is favoured - he scored a fine goal in this manner for Celtic against Man City in the Champions League at the Etihad last season.
What is it about him that has led to Man City valuing him at £15m?
I guess the success he has had at Celtic has inflated his value in Man City’s eyes - that and the fact that the whole market has taken a lurch upwards in the last 12 months. His deal on joining City was worth around £11-12m, and he has been a success at Celtic, more so in his injury-free first 18 months.
Why do they seem willing to let him go now?
Despite his success at Celtic, he is not close enough to the level Man City require - they have Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva fighting it out for that role and hope to add another (preferably Mahrez!) to give even more competition. The fact that 18-year-old Brahim Diaz is also emerging as a contender means that there is no opening for Roberts anytime soon.
What are his main attributes?
Quick feet, a turn of pace and the ability to go either way - he takes players on and has great dribbling ability, as well as a penchant for attractive goals.
What are his weaknesses/areas in need of development?
There have been question marks over his desire and his ability to stand up to the physical side of the game - that was one reason why Celtic was picked as a destination. He may have matured, bu there was a suspicion that he simply did not want it enough when he was at Man City.
What is his temperament like? Is he ready to step up at Premier League level?
Of course, he has not really been near Man City for the last two-and-a-half years, so today’s Patrick Roberts is probably very different to the one who first joined the club.