Scott McDonald has told BBC Sport that he believes Scott Sinclair will leave Celtic this summer, despite Neil Lennon stating that the Hoops had activated a contract extension to keep him for another season.
Lennon spoke in a recent press conference and was asked about the 30-year-old winger’s future, to which he replied that he is staying at Celtic until the summer of 2020.
The former Manchester City, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion attacker has been indifferent for Celtic this season, but has still managed to find the back of the net 17 times.
The £3.5million signing in the summer of 2016 (BBC Sport) still remains on the fringes of the squad, with Lennon recently preferring Jonny Hayes. Ex-Celtic striker McDonald reckons he will still be sold, despite his extension.
“I think it would have been a travesty if they let him go for free,” McDonald said. “There’s probably a good possibility he moves on, but Celtic just want money. It’s understandable; they’re protecting themselves and their asset.”
Yes, Sinclair has declined since his unbelievable first campaign north of the border, when he earned the Player of the Season award and scored 25 goals as well as laying on 11 assists.
But he has still netted 17 times and that is the same as James Forrest. He is still crucially important to Celtic and unless a decent offer comes in for him, he should be kept at Parkhead.