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Brighton And Hove Albion Keen To Land This Celtic Winger: Should Rodgers Let Him Leave?

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Prasoon Sur
Prasoon is a law student who lives in the North East of India. Wildly innovative, football is more than a passion for him.

Celtic might not have been able to be as sublime as they were last season under the stewardship of Brendan Rodgers but they are still on the verge of clinching the Scottish Premiership title once again. The Hoops are currently placed at the top of the league table with 68 points to their name from 30 games and have a lead of 10 points over second-placed Rangers.

Rodgers does have some quality players in his arsenal and there is no denying that. The former Liverpool manager has not only been good at giving the youngsters the platform to thrive but most of the senior players have also excelled. Scott Sinclair is one of the big names that Rodgers has in his books and apparently, he has fallen on the radar of Premier League outfit, Brighton & Hove Albion.

Sinclair emerged through the youth ranks of Bath Arsenal, Bristol Rovers and Chelsea. He started his senior career with the Pirates but soon moved to the Stamford Bridge to ply his trade for Chelsea. However, he couldn’t cement his place in the senior side of the Blues and was shipped out on loan to various sides such as Plymouth Argyle, Crystal Palace and Birmingham City.

In the summer of 2010, he was signed permanently by Swansea City and after two successful seasons with the Swans, he moved to Manchester City. However, he struggled in their ranks and then, he moved to Aston Villa, initially on loan before signing on the dotted line of a permanent deal. In the summer of 2016, he was lured to the Celtic Park and he has had quite a successful time with the Celts.

Last season, he plundered 25 goals for the Glasgow giants and helped them in clinching the domestic treble. This season also, he has kept his momentum up and running as he has found the back of the net on 17 occasions. However, his stature at Celtic seems to have diminished of late and has started the last two league games from the bench.

The Seagulls are not unaware of the experience of English football that Sinclair has under his belt and are thus looking keen to sign him. However, it would be a massive blunder by Rodgers if he signals marching orders to the winger as the 28-year-old is a shrewd attacker who has acquainted himself with Scottish football brilliantly. He might be undergoing a rough patch lately but he is a senior player in the ranks of Celtic and would be a useful asset for Rodgers in the upcoming season.

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