Tam McManus says Celtic have a Scott Sinclair replacement lined up

By Hamish Carton

August 8, 2019

Former footballer and BBC contributor Tam McManus has made an interesting claim that Celtic already have a replacement lined up for the departing Scott Sinclair.

The 38-year-old took to Twitter to inform his followers that Sinclair was to depart the club on Thursday. He also said that Neil Lennon had a new winger ready to come in to Celtic, but that they faced competition from “the other side of Glasgow.”

Do Celtic need a replacement for Sinclair?

While Partick Thistle are rebuilding ahead of a push in the Championship, you still kinda feel it was Rangers that McManus was referring to in his bizarre post.

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Some of the replies to the tweet suggest that the player in question is 22-year-old Brandon Barker. The Manchester City youngster played under Neil Lennon at Hibernian in 2017/2018 and could be available for a cut-price deal from the English champions.

A move for Barker wouldn’t go down too well with the majority of the Celtic support. They’d be looking for a player of far higher calibre to replace Sinclair. Celtic have Mikey Johnston performing well in a left-wing berth at present. Yet there’s still a feeling that he could do with a little more competition.

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Lewis Morgan played in the 1-1 draw against Cluj but flattered to deceive on the main. The jury is still well out on the Scottish international’s credentials and fans feel we need to replace Sinclair adequately.