Scott Sinclair has told friends he is keen to move back to England in January if he remains on the fringes of the Celtic team, Football Insider has been told.
The winger has not started a single match all season and has seen a host of other wide players leapfrog him in the pecking order.
A Celtic source has told Football Insider that Sinclair has made it clear to those close to him he cannot indefinitely remain just a back-up player in Neil Lennon’s side.
The winger, 30, came close to leaving in the summer and is now eyeing the January window to provide a route back south of the border.
Sinclair is out of contract at the end of the season and he can be snapped up for a bargain fee.
He is likely to be of great interest to English Championship clubs given his proven matchwinning pedigree at Celtic as well as the likes of former clubs Aston Villa, Swansea City and Manchester City.
Sinclair is one of Celtic’s biggest earners but fully justified that as well as the £3million fee spent on him in 2016.
He played the best football of his career under ex-Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers, and his record of 62 goals and 34 assists from 166 matches for the club is an impressive one.
Sinclair was back in the Celtic matchday squad before the international break following a long spell out of it, but he has been given just 86 senior minutes all season with his six appearances coming as a substitute.
He has regularly posted messages on his social media accounts over the last few months showing him doing extra gym sessions and working hard on his fitness behind the scenes.