Celtic should not stand in the way of struggling attacker Scott Sinclai, should he wish to leave the Scottish champions in the summer.

The Scottish Sun are reporting that the 29-year-old wants to leave the Hoops at the end of the season with the attacker wanted by Premier League duo Brighton and Bournemouth.

If the player wants to move on in the summer then Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers won’t necessarily be happy about it, but it is unlikely he would prevent Sinclair from getting his wish to return to England.

The Hoops would likely get a profit – although perhaps not a big one – on a player they Aston Villa £3.5mililon for in 2016, as he will still have two years left on his contract at the end of the season.

Another factor to take into account is the player’s poor form this season. Sinclair may be the Hoops’ top scorer with 17 goals this campaign, but his last goal for the Bhoys was in January.

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He has been a mainstay of the team this season with 45 appearances, but it isn’t a surprise that the most recent of those have come from off the bench.

Sinclair was superb in his first season in the Hoops, deservedly being named as Scotland’s Player of the Year, but if he wants to leave in the summer the club should do the right thing and allow him to go.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops are set to play Ireland in Scott Brown’s testimonial game

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