Celtic winger Scott Sinclair has told friends that he’s open to a new challenge away from the Scottish champions, according to Football Insider.
Sinclair, 30, has played less than 90 minutes of football this season, falling down the pecking order since Neil Lennon replaced Brendan Rodgers at Celtic Park.
The former Manchester City and Chelsea attacker has frequently been left out of the matchday squad by Lennon, including the recent 4-0 win over Livingston, despite the Scottish champions being without Mohamed Elyounoussi.
As a result, Sinclair has confided in those close to him, telling them he’s ready to leave Celtic in search of a new challenge.
Championship side Derby County are the front-runners for his signature, having been interested in him in the summer transfer window.
Has Neil Lennon treated Scott Sinclair unfairly?
Manager Phillip Cocu could be hoping to land a cut-price deal for the winger, as his contract expires in the summer of 2020.
Lennon may also be keen to get Sinclair off the wage bill, with Football Insider reporting that his contract his worth in excess of £30,000 a week.
The Rams failed to get a deal over the line before the start of the season, but they could go back in for Sinclair as they aim to close the five point gap to the Championship play-off positions.
A Celtic Park exit looks imminent for Sinclair, who just isn’t getting a sniff right now. With just two appearances in the SPFL so far this term, he clearly isn’t in Lennon’s plans.
With his contract expiring next summer as well, everything is pointing towards a move elsewhere. While Lennon’s decisions can’t exactly be disputed with the Bhoys flying high in both domestic and European action, the boss’ treatment of Sinclair looks to be pushing him out the exit door.
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