Blow for Celtic as transfer target looks set to extend his loan spell elsewhere

It always looked like the transfer market would be a mess this Summer, but the complications keep piling up.

It’s becoming clear that we won’t see a uniform approach across Europe in regards to league calendars, so there will be so much to consider.

It will mean some countries could be finishing this season while others have already moved on, and that could play havoc with registration rules and transfers.

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Teamtalk had recently exclusively revealed that Celtic were looking to take Patrick Roberts back from Man City, but that could be even more complicated now.

According to The Athletic via The Hartlepool Mail,  The English Football League believes that Premier League clubs should be obliged to extend any loan spells until the end of the season.

Roberts is currently on loan at Middlesbrough so that could apply to him, and that means a move to Scotland this Summer could be even more complicated.

It’s not clear what would then happen if City agreed to sell him to another team, but there’s so much uncertainty just now about a lot of things too.

You would think that football in England and Scotland will re-start at the same time, but that might not be the case anymore.

The political direction in each country is becoming very different and England appear to be doing their best to make things worse, but it’s starting to look like Roberts may not be back at Celtic anytime soon.

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