Is there a case for Celtic to bring in a new generation of players next season?
With legendary captain Scott Brown leaving the club for the A-League at the end of the season and striker Leigh Griffiths facing a prolonged spell away from football, it could be time for the Glasgow giants to freshen up their squad.
This should extend to giving Scott Sinclair his marching orders after three years at Celtic Park.
The English winger’s move in 2016 from Aston Villa was considered a major coup at the time and he more than delivered in his debut season in the Scottish Premiership. Sinclair’s 21 goals was complimented by a further eight assists for his team-mates as Celtic stormed to the title before adding two domestic cups in the same campaign.
Although Celtic won another treble last season, the former Aston Villa winger was equally as effective having been involved in 35 goals in 55 appearances. However, this year Sinclair has been very inconsistent and has relied on scoring in patches to hide the fact that his form has not been up to scratch.
In his last seven Scottish Premiership matches, he has only find the net on one occasion which is not good enough for a player of his calibre which therefore raises the question, should Celtic cut ties with the winger?
Loanees Timothy Weah and Oliver Burke have impressed since joining the club in January whilst James Forrest has been one of club’s standout players this season having recorded 33 goal contributions already this season.
With all three players playing in similar positions as Sinclair, Celtic should opt to sell the Englishman to bring in one of the loanees to compliment Forrest for the 2019/20 campaign.
When you factor in Daniel Arzani’s expected return to action at the start of next season from a serious knee injury suffered last October and combine it with the promise shown by 19-year-old winger Mikey Johnston this year, it is clear that someone may have to make way for the Hoops.
If Celtic do decide to part ways with Sinclair, there will be no shortage of interest for the star in England with a move to a Championship side being the most likely of destinations.
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