This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…
Sheffield United are interested in signing Celtic winger Scott Sinclair this summer, according to The Scottish Sun.
Sinclair recently had his contract extended at Celtic Park by a year but it seems his future at the club remains uncertain.
The paper report that Blades manager Chris Wilder is eyeing up a move for the 30-year-old and Celtic could let him leave for a fee as low as £2m.
Sheffield United have recently won promotion to the English top-flight and will be looking for talent that can keep them in the division next season.
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The £2m fee that Celtic are reportedly looking for isn’t a massive amount of money but that’s simply a reflection of market realities given Sinclair’s age and contract status, rather than his ability.
It’s a fee though that isn’t much use to the Hoops in terms of securing a replacement for what Sinclair can offer Neil Lennon’s team next season.
Signed by Brendan Rodgers in 2016, the winger has scored 60 goals over the last three years, more goals than anyone else at the club in that same time period.
He’s been an enormous part of Celtic’s ‘treble treble’ success and shouldn’t be disposed of so easily this summer, even if he could leave on a free transfer next year.
Under Lennon he’s found his appearances limited, but even in a reduced role he is worth keeping around given his uncanny knack for scoring goals.
Selling him could be a mistake that severely hampers the Hoops’ goal total as they chase a ninth league title in a row.