Neil Lennon comments on Scott Sinclair’s Celtic future

Celtic manager Neil Lennon during the UEFA Europa League Group stage match SS Lazio v Celtic Fc at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, Italy on November 7, 2019

Scott Sinclair is out of contract at Celtic at the end of the season.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon during the UEFA Europa League Group stage match SS Lazio v Celtic Fc at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, Italy on November 7, 2019

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that he does not want Scott Sinclair to leave in the January transfer window, as quoted in The Daily Record.

Sinclair has struggled for playing time for Celtic so far this season, and has made only two substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership, according to WhoScored.

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The 30-year-old winger is out of contract at the Glasgow giants at the end of the season, according to The Daily Record.

The Daily Record has quoted Lennon as saying about Sinclair potentially leaving in January: "I hope not. He will still play a part.

“We've got nine games in December and I imagine Scott will figure the squad or even the team in some of those games."

Important player for Celtic

Sinclair may be out of favour at Celtic at the moment, but the former Aston Villa winger remains a very important player for the Hoops.

With the Bhoys involved in the knockout rounds of the Europa League this season, manager Lennon will need the Englishman.

However, if Sinclair is not offered a new contract or he does not want to stay, then it would make sense for Celtic from a business point of view to sell him in the January transfer window and get some transfer fee for him.

Scott Sinclair of Celtic arrives prior to the UEFA Europa League group E match between Lazio Roma and Celtic FC at Stadio Olimpico on November 07, 2019 in Rome, Italy.

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