Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed that winger Scott Sinclair has had his contract extended for a further 12 months.
The 30-year-old is the club’s highest earner, reportedly earning £35,000 a week, but despite that, the club have opted to keep him.
Fans on Twitter had a mixed reaction to the news, with some questioning the thinking behind the move:
Great news 👍
— claire mackintosh (@clairemackinto4) 2 May 2019
— Conor Gilhooley (@ConorGilhooley) 2 May 2019
Wrong wrong wrong!!!He is garbage…what’s the point in this?????
— colin mcguire (@jenster505uk) 2 May 2019
People seem to think he’s had a good season? He’s been absolutely awful and contributes nothing to the team anymore. Ridiculous decision, he’s not earned this.
— Brian McVeigh (@BrianMcVeigh7) 2 May 2019
Can’t take the goals away from him.. But just feel he doesn’t offer us the pace out wide we need. Rarely takes a man on anymore, most of the time he stalls and knocks it back. We lose about 4/5 secs every time he gets the ball.
— Mpkeenan (@Mpkeenan2) 2 May 2019
Great news this👍🍀
— jack (@penecelt) 2 May 2019
Had a terrific career at Celtic to date and delighted he’s here for another year. More appreciated by our opponents who are terrified of him than some of our support, which is a shame
— Chris McGrane (@ChrisGrane4) 2 May 2019
Good,been a good player for the Hoops,stats say it all.
— minkster1 (@minkster36) 2 May 2019
— Balloondoor (@Balloondoor1) 1 May 2019
— Daz hall (@dazhall91) 2 May 2019
Celtic could be looking to protect their investment with Middlesbrough reportedly interested in signing the former Swansea player.
If the Scottish club hadn’t renewed his contract, he could have left for nothing at the end of the season but Boro could now offer £2m for the winger in the summer, reports suggest.
Sinclair has been in decent form this campaign, having scored 17 goals in 49 appearances for the Hoops. However, his game time since the arrival of Lennon has been reduced, and it will be up to the current Celtic boss or his successor whether he has a future at Parkhead.