Celtic have made Scott Sinclair the highest wage earner at the club after extending his contract for a further 12 months, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
The paper say he will earn £1.7m in the final season of his four-year deal, with club Chief Exec Peter Lawwell pulling the trigger on an extension clause this week.
He could have left Celtic Park on a free transfer this summer had the club decided to say goodbye but it seems we are either keen on having him around for a nine-in-a-row push or seeing what kind of transfer offers come in for him this summer.
Middlesbrough were reported this week to be interested in a £2m deal for the 30-year-old in the upcoming transfer window.
Interim boss Neil Lennon would be happy to see him stay in Glasgow, telling The Scottish Sun: “Scotty will be here for another year. He has returned a lot of goals for us this season yet again and it’s a big boost for the squad.”
Sinclair certainly has his critics in the Celtic support but has proven to be an incredibly reliable goalscorer over the last few seasons.
In his debut campaign he scored a sensational 25 goals, following that up last season with 19. With another 17 this term, along with a barrel load of assists across the three years, the thought of his goal threat being absent from the team is a bit of a worry.
It’ll be interesting to see how his Celtic future plays out over the coming months.
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