When Neil Lennon officially takes over at Celtic Park, he will have to make a number of decisions on Celtic’s personnel.
He won’t have a lot of time to make the decisions though, as the Champions League qualifiers begin in July. One player who could be at the forefront of his mind is Scott Sinclair.
Adamant that deal was extended
Sinclair has been on the bench for most weeks since Lennon became interim manager. However, the Hoops boss was adamant that Sinclair’s contract was extended by another year.
That means that Sinclair’s deal expires at the end of the 2019-20 season. Therefore, he could leave the Hoops on a free transfer at the end of next season.
Departure makes sense
That would not be a good idea. What Celtic and Lennon need to consider is perhaps selling Sinclair, either this summer, or in January.
If Sinclair was still a regular starter for the Hoops it would not make sense for the player to be sold. However, the fact that he is becoming a squad player does not bode well for his future at the club.
The Hoops can’t allow a player for leave for nothing again, they can’t allow another Dedryck Boyata situation to occur.
Therefore, should a bid come in for Sinclair, Lennon and Celtic should consider selling the player. It would make sense before his stock begins to plummet.