Celtic only have themselves to blame if Scott Sinclair leaves

Despite the English transfer window closing, Scott Sinclair still wants to leave Celtic in this window, according to Football Insider.

What’s the story?

Sinclair was left out of the Champions League qualifier with CFR Cluj as Neil Lennon admitted that his future was uncertain. Championship side Derby were linked to the 30-year-old’s signature but he never made his move before the transfer window slammed shut.

Yet, this doesn’t seem to have deterred Sinclair as he still wants to make a Parkhead exit before the end of the month, per the report.

Lennon has previously spoken about wanting to keep the winger at the club, but with the former Aston Villa man’s desire to depart, one of the two will be disappointed when the Scottish window shuts on September 2.

Reason to leave

Sinclair has every right to feel frustrated with the club, as his manager’s opinion on his future has seemingly chopped and changed on a whim.

After Lennon spoke of his desire to keep the Englishman at Celtic Park, he then revealed, speaking after the 1-1 draw in Cluj, that he’d like two more wingers to arrive during this window.

This revelation could leave Sinclair perplexed, with the 30 year-old already down the pecking order this season. Mikey Johnston, Lewis Morgan and James Forrest have played the most minutes of an already bloated crop of wide-men, and Sinclair can’t be blamed for being pessimistic about his chances of regular football, given the gaffer’s comments.

The potential addition of two new wide men would likely force him further down the pecking order. At Sinclair’s age, it’s impossible to know how many more seasons he will have in tip-top shape without injury or fitness issues, so he can’t be blamed for not wanting to sit on the bench all year.

If he does leave, he will walk out the door with 163 appearances, 61 goals and nine trophies etched into his Parkhead legacy, and Lennon and the club only have themselves to blame.

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