A report in Football Insider has claimed that want-away forward, Scott Sinclair is willing to take a pay-cut to end his time with Celtic and move to Preston North End in the January transfer window.
The Parkhead club took up the option of extending Sinclair’s contract in May 2019 in the hope that they would be able to make some money off his transfer in the summer, despite Preston showing an interest a move never materialised and he has been a peripheral figure ever since.
Despite a deluge of games – Callum McGregor has already played over 40 –Sinclair has made just 7 appearances in the green and white hoops and has barely managed to muster two full game’s worth of minutes.
It had looked as though Neil Lennon and Sinclair had settled their differences earlier in the season but this didn’t transpire into any additional game time with Lewis Morgan being preferred through the middle during Odsonne Edouard’s enforced absence through injury rather than the former Manchester City and Aston Villa man.
Sinclair has been allowed to fly home from Celtic’s Dubai winter training camp as he looks to finally seal his exit after spending the best part of a year in the wilderness following Lennon’s appointment as manager in the aftermath of Brendan Rodger’s departure.
Having won every domestic trophy that he competed for in his time in Scotland it’s safe to say that he has been a success at the club and with 62 goals and 34 assists in 167 appearances he has played a pivotal role in establishing Celtic’s domestic dominance.
The Parkhead hierarchy will be hoping to secure a transfer fee for the near 31-year-old as he approaches the end of his contract with the current stalemate no use for either party, the fact that he is offering to sacrifice his pay cheque indicates how willing he is to make the move happen.
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Sinclair should leave with Hoops fans’ best wishes as he leaves with an outstanding record of achievement that he should be proud of at the Glasgow giants as he looks to get his career back on track.