Patrick Roberts signs for Manchester City from Fulham

Patrick Roberts: A rising star in the England ranks
Image: Patrick Roberts: A rising star in the England ranks

Manchester City have continued their summer spending spree by adding Fulham midfielder Patrick Roberts to their ranks.

Fulham boss Kit Symons confirmed the 18-year-old was is in serious talks over a move to the Etihad Stadium earlier in the weekend and on Sunday morning, City confirmed they had their man.

"City are delighted to announce the signing of Patrick Roberts," the club tweeted.

The fee is believed to be around £12m, making Roberts City's third English acquisition over the last week, following the arrival of Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph.

Symons had hoped the 18-year-old would continue his education at Craven Cottage, but he revealed a transfer was moving closer after their 3-1 pre-season friendly win over Crawley Town on Saturday.

Roberts had one year left on his contract at Fulham and Symons insisted he had been hoping to cling on to their star man.

Patrick Roberts up close with City's director of football Txiki Begiristain (pic courtesy of @MCFC)
Image: Patrick Roberts up close with City's director of football Txiki Begiristain (Picture courtesy of Manchester City FC)

"We want to keep all our best players and build for the future but there comes a point where that becomes very difficult," he said.

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"You have to do what’s right for the football club. It’s progressing it’s fair to say. He’s in serious talks so we’ll have to wait and see.

"It’s a shame to lose one of our bright young talents but I need to have people that are committed and want to play for the football club."

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