Scott Sinclair is a £2m transfer target for Middlesbrough according to a report in The Sun.
At the start of March it was reported that his ‘four year Celtic contract’ actually consisted of a three year deal with the club having an option to extend it by 12 months.
That clause would need to be activated by a certain date on the same terms with Sinclair believed to be among the highest paid players at the club with The Sun claiming that Celtic have activated that clause.
Sinclair has one full season on his deal at Celtic Park after the Hoops activated an option to keep him at the club for another 12 months. They would risk losing him on a free transfer in a year.
Moving to Middlesbrough certainly seems to be a left field move with Tony Pulis expected to depart the club if, as seems likely, they fail to win promotion to the EPL with a play off spot looking unlikely.
Sinclair was closely associated with Brendan Rodgers after being together at Chelsea and Swansea with the Irishman making the goal scoring winger a signing priority when he took over from Ronny Deila three years ago.
Remaining at Celtic for a further season then returning to England as a free agent seems more realistic than switching Glasgow for the north east.
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