Sheffield United are reportedly looking to bolster their chances of surviving relegation from the Premier League by bringing in Celtic attacker Scott Sinclair this summer – but the Hoops could orchestrate a swap deal.
The Sun reported earlier this week that Chris Wilder is interested in landing a bargain £2million deal for Sinclair, who has scored an enormous 60 goals in three seasons for Celtic – winning nine trophies.
Sinclair signed a new contract at Celtic earlier this summer, which sees the former Manchester City and Swansea City star contracted at Parkhead until the summer of 2020. Neil Lennon wants to keep him for another season.
But the temptation of the Premier League may prove tantalising for Sinclair, and if Celtic are to lose the versatile attacker then they may have to find a silver lining in a possible deal.
Indeed, they can do that by suggesting a swap deal. Prior to Sheffield United’s Sinclair interest, Celtic were linked with a move for Blades right-back George Baldock – with the club desperate to replace Mikael Lustig.
Sheffield United value Baldock at £3million (Daily Record), despite the defender helping his side win promotion to the Premier League last season. A new right-back is needed at Celtic with Lustig and Cristian Gamboa leaving.
So, with Sheffield United interested in Celtic’s Sinclair, and Celtic interested in Sheffield United’s Baldock – and the prices at a similar amount – surely it would make most sense to complete a swap deal?
Indeed, the move would be beneficial for the Hoops, given they can solve their main problem position but also get rid of one of their top earners – with question marks surrounding whether he is worth the wages.