By Danny Wright

26th Mar, 2018 | 5:51am

£3.5m Rodgers signing wants to quit Celtic in summer, handsome profit on the cards - report

Scott Sinclair wants to quit Celtic in the summer and return to the Premier League, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claims that Sinclair, 29, has been left disgruntled after being left out of the starting line-up in recent key fixtures and believes it is time to move back to England.

Brendan Rodgers signed Sinclair from Aston Villa for £3.5million in 2016 and it is understood that there could be a handsome profit coming the Hoops’ way if the attacker is cashed in on.

Brighton and Bournemouth are said to be interested in the former Chelsea, Swansea and Manchester City winger, who is Celtic’s top goalscorer this season with 17 goals in 45 appearances across all competitions.

His form has nosedived in recent months though leaving Rodgers to regularly naming him on the bench.

Sinclair was an unused substitute against Rangers in the 3-2 Old Firm win at Ibrox earlier this month.

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Although Brighton and Bournemouth are interested, Sinclair may find it very hard to move back to the Premier League. In his last three seasons in England he finished 17th with West Brom, 17th with Villa and was then part of the relegated Villa side that finished 20th. Sinclair was a complete flop for the West Midlands clubs and with him now out of the picture at Parkhead, it’s hard to see how clubs will be tempted to sign him. Sinclair may as well stay put. He is at the back end of his career and is guaranteed to win silverware every year and play in the Champions League. 

In other Celtic news, this BBC pundit has lost it with Hoops fans after Scotland’s loss to Costa Rice, claiming they’re “incredibly sad”.

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