That’s the $64,000 question.
Now that Celtic and Brendan Rodgers have made their intentions known, it’s up to Pep Guardiola and Partick Roberts himself if the move to make his stay in Paradise a permanent one.
With eighteen months in the Hoops behind him, two Premiership winners medals, a League cup winners medal and possible a Scottish Cup winners medal to follow, Paddy, a Celtic fan, knows what a move North of the Border entails.
Add Champions League football, something he’s unlikely to experience elsewhere, into the mix, and there plenty of reasons for Roberts to commit his immediate future to the club he supports.
The stumbling block may well be the financial side of things, and if City want to retain his services.
Realistically, at this stage in his career, Paddy won’t be guaranteed first team football in Manchester. Also a loan spell at a Championship side would hardly be beneficial to his development.
And if the clubs are too far apart in their values of the Bhoy, playing in a winning team, under a class manager with the prospect of more European Football, is surely better than languishing in the second tier of the English game.
On a positive note, the fact that Patrick has chosen to play in the Scottish Cup Final, in this memorable season, instead of representing his country at a World Cup speaks volumes for the players commitment to Celtic.
Let’s hope something can be worked out, for Patrick, Brendan, Celtic and of course us fans!