Celtic fans react on Twitter to Scott Sinclair being linked with Preston

Scott Sinclair of Celtic during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Hoops winger and Bhoys cult hero has found game time hard to come by at Parkhead recently.

Scott Brown (L), and Scott Sinclair of Celtic celebrates as Celtic beat Motherwell 2-0 during the Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Motherwell at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in...

A number of Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to comment on the speculation suggesting that Scott Sinclair is a transfer target for English Championship side Preston North End.

One report in the Glasgow Evening Times claims that Lilywhites boss Alex Neil is weighing up a £2.5million offer for the 30-year-old winger, who is yet to start a game for Neil Lennon's side this pre-season.

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Another report in the Lancashire Post, meanwhile, has suggested that Preston - who are said to be seeking a replacement for Callum Robinson - have been in touch with Celtic regarding a potential loan deal for Sinclair, which was purportedly knocked back because the Hoops want to sell him.

Here is some of the social media reaction from the Hoops faithful to the reports linking Sinclair - valued by Transfermarkt at £3.6million - to North End:

Sinclair has endured a mixed spell at Parkhead since his switch from Aston Villa for £3million in the summer of 2016 (The Guardian), winning the PFA Scotland Player of the Year in his first season (BBC Sport).

The Englishman was also voted the Hoops' Player of the Year by both teammates and fans that season, but since then he has struggled to recapture that form, though Celtic nonetheless triggered a one-year extension in his contract in May.

Sinclair came on as a substitute in both legs of Celtic's Champions League qualifier against Sarajevo earlier in the month, scoring in the first leg against the Bosnian & Herzegovinan side, but was left on the bench as the Bhoys beat Estonian side Nomme Kalju 5-0 on Wednesday night.

Scott Sinclair  of Celtic celebrates his winning goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic on August 7, 2016 in Glasgow, Edinburgh.

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