Should Brendan Rodgers sign Scott Sinclair for Celtic?

Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair has a shot saved by Newcastle's Karl Darlow

Should Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers look to sign Scott Sinclair from Aston Villa?

Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair has a shot saved by Newcastle's Karl Darlow

Scott Sinclair is one of many Aston Villa players looking to rebuild their careers after a horror season, and it remains unclear whether he will be part of their plans for 2016/17.

His chances will depend on the club's own transfer activity, with the club looking to spend big this summer to set themselves up for promotion.

If his future lies away from Villa Park then there is one particular club which could suddenly appeal, a switch to Celtic.

This would be for the chance to play under Brendan Rodgers again, the manager under who he enjoyed the best spell of football in his career at Swansea.

Sinclair played under Rodgers in the Swans' promotion winning campaign in 2010/11, and scored an impressive 27 goals in all competitions. He netted a further eight for Swansea in the Premier League the following season, enough to earn him a move to Manchester City.

Emmerson Boyce - Wigan Athletic in action against Scott Sinclair - Swansea City

This was where his career began to fall apart due to a lack of playing time, while he was not at the standard Rodgers would have required to sign him for Liverpool.

With respect to Celtic, the standard of players they are looking to buy and finances they have available are very different to Liverpool, and Sinclair should be an achievable transfer target.

Under Rodgers he could hope to recapture the form which had fans talking about him as a future England international, and viewed as one the most promising talents in the country.

The Northern Irishman worked with Sinclair at Chelsea's academy and has history with him pre-dating Swansea.

How much money Celtic have to play with this summer is as yet unclear, but if Sinclair expresses a desire to join and Villa secure their own transfer targets, then the attacker could be allowed to leave on the cheap after bagging just two goals last season. 

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