Jackie McNamara tells Celtic to sell star for just £1 million

Celtic legend Jackie McNamara believes the club should sell one of their superstars even if the offer is as low as £1 million.

Scott Sinclair has not been involved much this season as he has fallen behind in the pecking order to Mikey Johnston, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Lewis Morgan. He has made just 7 appearances this season and scored 2 goals. That is a huge downfall for a player who was the main man at Parkhead not too long ago. As we head into the new year, he will surely be looking for a way out of Celtic.

Sinclair has won the treble every season he has been at the club and was an absolute superstar upon joining the club in 2016 under Brendan Rodgers. He scored 25 goals in his first season in Scotland playing as a winger and won both PFA Scotland and Celtic Players’ Player of the Year. And while the numbers have gone down since then, he was always a huge part of the side as long as Rodgers was the manager.

That has changed since the arrival of Neil Lennon. While he is the highest paid player at the club, he is struggling to even make the bench most of the time right now. And with his contract running out at the end of the season, Celtic will do well to find a buyer for the 30-year-old in January instead of losing him for free a few months later.

Speaking with Football Insider, Jackie McNamara said:

“Yeah but he’s not been playing this season, other players are ahead of him.

“But he has been a good player for the club, £1million with only six months on his contract and he’s free to sign for anyone in January so…

“£1million is better than nothing.”

At just 30 years of age, Sinclair clearly has a lot more football left in him and is clearly worth more than £1 million. But £1 million is still more than zero, and the club will save a lot of money on just his salary if they manage to find a buyer. And for as good as Sinclair has been for us, if he wants to play, we should just let him go.