The English winger is currently contracted to Aston Villa until 2019, but will be a high earner in the squad just recently relegated to the Championship.
While Villa have a new owner and manager, they may look to offload their more expensive players and look to rebuild the club with a new squad.
That means Sinclair could be one potentially on the way out this summer – with reports linking him to Celtic.
But not only that, the wideman may decide he’s better than the Championship and want to play at a higher level – paving the way for a move back to the Premier League or to a Champions League.
And Celtic could be one of those if they manage to successfully navigate their way through three qualifying rounds before the group stages.
Here, we look at Sinclair and how he could suit the Hoops perfectly:
He’s a Great Player
You don’t spend nine seasons playing regularly in the Premier League if you’re not a talented player – especially with clubs like Chelsea, Wigan, Swansea, Manchester City, West Brom and Villa. He’s an England international all the way up to Under-21 level and you must think he’s been on the radar of the national team when he’s played consistently. City signed him from Swansea in 2012 for £8million and his CV points to a quality player, but one that needs consistency.
He Can Score Great Goals
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Actually, Some Amazing Goals
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And He’s Decent on Penalties Too
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His Best Ever Season Came Under Rodgers at Swansea in 2010/11
Sinclair scored 27 goals in 50 games that season and was one of the driving forces behind Rodgers’ side making it to the Premier League via the play-offs. He
He Scored a Hat-Trick in the Play-Off Final By the Way
Swansea beat Reading 4-2 to move up into the Premier League and Sinclair was the man of the match that day as he hit the net three times.
Brendan Rodgers Has Had Plenty Positive to Say About Sinclair in the Past
With speculation linking Sinclair with an England call-up, Rodgers had this to say on the winger, per bbc.co.uk: “He’s got the talent, he’s got the attributes to play at the big level and he’s developing his game all the time. So I think he’s certainly one that for the future and I’m sure that as long as he continues to perform and play well he will be on their radar.”
Sinclair was linked with a move away during his strong spell at Swansea and Rodgers again heaped praise on him, saying, per bbc.co.uk: “There is no doubt he is Premier League quality but I’ve no concerns as he loves it at Swansea. He has wonderful pace, he is a great boy and has mixed in well with the squad and his goal – the movement, touch and finish – was what we’ve seen from him all season. He is a player that can make a difference.”
And Sinclair is a Big Fan of Rodgers Too
Talking about Rodgers early on in their time together at Swansea, Sinclair said, per walesonline.co.uk: “Brendan’s had a massive influence on me but also for the whole squad. If he could get promotion in his first season it would be a magnificent achievement. All the plaudits and all the credit should go to him for what he has done here as a manager. He wants us winning back-to-back games, not just winning one then losing or dropping points in the next. He is trying to bring that mentality to Swansea to make sure we keep winning. You can see it from the way he prepares for training. His personal skills with each player are great and he gives everyone things to improve on. He will stay behind and help each player after training and that’s what you want as a player.”
Some Aston Villa Fans Want Him to Stay
Celtic Lack Pace Like Sinclair’s in the Final Third
The Hoops haven’t had a player with plenty pace in attack since Georgios Samaras was at the club. The speed of Sinclair should go well with Leigh Griffiths and Patrick Roberts in attack. He’s exactly what they need at the moment.
Celtic fans – what’s your view? Would you welcome Sinclair at Parkhead?