Hoops need to rivals PL club for £7m left-winger to replace Scott Sinclair

In a bid to challenge and defend their title for the upcoming season, Celtic should consider rivaling Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur for the signing of Leonardo Bittencourt.

It’s no denying that Scott Sinclair hasn’t live up to expectation for Celtic as he was in his debut season when he joined the Hoops from from Aston Villa on a four-year deal for a fee of around £3m, which same was reported could potentially rise to £4.5m with add-ons then.

Sinclair bagged the Scottish Premiership Player of the Year last season after scoring 21 league goals, but looking now has only nine goals in the same competition.

That being said, Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers could enter the market for a new left-winger this summer to create competition for the Englishman next season and one of the Northern Irishman targets has just been rumoured to be available.

According to Bundesliga outlet Kicker, Tottenham are considering weighing up a move for the FC Koln attacker Leonardo Bittencourt, who could be available for just £7 million.

Another outlet claimed Rodgers tried signing the player while the in-charge at Liverpool in 2015 but remains to be seen if the ex-Reds boss will hijack him under Spurs interest.

Turning down a move to join Europe’s most elite side is inevitable for any player at the moment, but the idea of working under Rodgers might interest Bittencourt by virtue of him knowing the same manager tried signing him three-years ago.

Whatever happens in the situation of signing the player, £7 million should not be too much to sanction by Celtic for the player with Sinclair’s woes this season.

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Liam McCoy

Liam McCoy

A big Celtic fan from Galashiels, Scotland. I keep a close eye on all English Premier League top six as well as top European clubs and also the Championship in England. Loves writing, tweeting and movies....
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