'Massive mistake' - Celtic fans react to report star player wants to quit
Celtic fans on Twitter seem to be split on the future of Hoops star Scott Sinclair.
The 29-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Bhoys, with the Scottish Sun reporting that the player wants to quit the Hoops and return to England at the end of the season with Bournemouth and Brighton interested in signing the Englishman.
The support seems to be split as Sinclair has been in poor form this season, yet is still the Hoops’ top scorer with 17 goals this season.
The player was also deservedly named as Scotland’s player of the year in his first season under the management of Brendan Rodgers at Parkhead, but has recently lost his first-team place after a series of indifferent performances.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the reports about Sinclair’s future:
I like Scott Sinclair a lot but I also haven’t considered him when choosing a starting 11 in the last few months.
He seems to struggle with the mental aspect of the game at times but still a cracking player on his day.
If we get a decent price for him I’d be fine with him going
— Buddy Gall 社会主義者 (@TheGallatron) March 26, 2018
If Scott Sinclair does leave Celtic then it'll be a massive mistake on Celtic's part. Need to stick with him – terrific footballer.
— David Walton (@DWalton1997) March 26, 2018
I dont think it would be a mistake. He hasnt looked interested this season and has been absolutely woeful in the 2nd half of the season.
I wouldnt be too upset if he went.
— The Pundit (@ThePundit_) March 26, 2018
Can't see why Scott Sinclair would be so eager to quit Celtic for the likes of Bournmouth & Brighton ????
— Hez (@Hez_cfc67) March 26, 2018
Age isn't on his side so if we made a profit on him I'd be more open to selling him but we've seen how good he can be and when he's on his game he's a massive player for us. Hoping he regains his form and gets back firing again
— Jamie (@Jamie67_) March 26, 2018
Going forward when all players are fit how does Brendan see us playing? For Sinclair to work long-term imo he needs a central striker, a creative no. 10 & a paddy-like no. 7 to draw defenders to the ball & create space left. If that's not gonna happen, then we may have to sell.
— Ed Henry (@Edhenry67) March 26, 2018
Yeah totally what I was getting at Stephen. Having kids, family elsewhere, that all comes into play when you are alone or feeling of being alone. I hope he stays. But family' and happy' MUST come before anything else. If he does go, then he leaves on good terms.. ????
— Shauny (@ShaunyCeltic) March 26, 2018
Sinclair, who was signed from Aston Villa for a fee of £3.5million in 2016, still has two years left on his contract at the end of the season, so if he does depart the Hoops at least will make a profit on him.
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After being dropped for both legs of the Europa League tie against Zenit and the recent Old Firm clash at Ibrox, it will be interesting to see if Sinclair returns to the starting line-up for next month’s Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final.
If he is once again on the bench for a big game, his mind may be made up there and then about his future with the Hoops.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops are set to play Ireland in Scott Brown’s testimonial