Celtic are back in action against Nomme Kalju this evening, but whether Scott Sinclair is involved remains to be seen.
The winger has been a star since arriving at Parkhead in 2016, when he reunited with Brendan Rodgers. The pair knew each other from Chelsea and Swansea City, so joining forces again was perfect.
Sinclair has racked up 61 goals in 155 games for Celtic, which is a staggering record. In terms of trophies, Sinclair has won eight pieces of silverware in just three years at Parkhead.
However, he doesn’t appear to be in favour under Neil Lennon, who replaced Rodgers in February. Sinclair hasn’t started in the Champions League qualifiers this summer, and his future is in question.
The Herald reported on Friday that Preston are hoping to sign Sinclair in a £2.5million deal, lining him up to replace Callum Robinson. That would be a hugely ambitious move, and Sinclair may leave for first-team football.
The LEP claim that North End have only asked about a loan deal, as the fee plus wages are just so far beyond us. With just one year left on his contract at Celtic, a loan seems unlikely.
Celtic fans have now taken to Twitter to react to the rumours, with many hoping to see him stay. Some feel it will be hard to replace a goalscoring winger for just £2.5million, branding the price ‘daylight robbery’.
A move seems unlikely, but Celtic fans really don’t think Sinclair should be available for £2.5million – and anyone thinking that the 30-year-old is now a has-been just needs to read these messages from Celtic supporters.
Would be a huge mistake selling Scotty Sinclair for £2.5m imo. You could spend £10m on a winger and still wouldn’t replicate his numbers. A lot of our support however fail to see that. You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone!
— Ewan (@ewanmac5) July 27, 2019
Can't believe the crew on here trying to get rid of Sinclair for £2.5m…he guaranteed 15+ plus goals a season plus double figure assists tell me where you replace that for £2.5m!?
— Sean Rooney (@Srooney67) July 27, 2019
If we get rid of Sinclair and keep Hayes there will be riots. 60 goals in three seasons from a winger is almost impossible to replace for us
— Michael (@Michael_T89) July 26, 2019
Sinclair been brilliant since arriving, massive part of the treble treble. Lost his form a bit since KT been out but still chipped in with goals and assists 🍀🍀. Shame if he does go but £2.5m isnt bad business. Would defo need replacing tho
— Paul Hamill 🍀 (@paulhamill88) July 27, 2019
£2.5m for is day light robbery @Scotty_Sinclair absolutely fantastic player for us
— Christie (@ChrisPe62522931) July 26, 2019
Scott Sinclair for £2.5m for ANY championship team is some coup. Mindblown that we are selling him, what a player.
— keir 🍀 (@Kezmau5) July 26, 2019
Scotty Sinclair 2.5m? He might be an ageing winger but hes worth more than that in goals still. Mad if true
— Bran O'Neill (@captainboyle) July 26, 2019
Looks like Scott Sinclair is off to Preston North End for £2.5m. Would rather keep him tbf.
What a servant he’s been in his 3 years. Head and shoulders above the rest in his first season. Nowhere near the player he used to be but still reckon he could do a job from the bench.
— Paul (@P__67) July 26, 2019