CELTIC have activated a 12-month option on Scott Sinclair’s contract to keep him at the champions next season.
The move by the Parkhead bosses will cost them something in the region of £1.7million in wages for the player.
The 30-year-old attacker was one of Brendan Rodgers’ first signings for the club when he arrived in a £4.5million deal from Aston Villa at the start of the 2016/17 Premiership campaign.
Sinclair became an immediate hit with the Hoops fans by scoring the winning goal in the 2-1 triumph over Hearts at Tynecastle – 24 hours after agreeing to join his ex-Swansea gaffer in Glasgow.
Championship outfit Middlesbrough have been tracking the left-sided forward and, according to reports in the Sun, are looking to make a £2million summer bid to lure the former Manchester City winger back to England.
Sinclair claimed 25 goals in his first season at Parkhead and won multiple Player of the Year awards.
He has netted 17 strikes this season from from over 30 starts and is likely to be in the line-up against Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday where the team can claim their eighth successive crown.
The flamboyant raider netted a hat-trick at the venue on Boxing Day when the Hoops won 4-3. He also scored the winner against Derek McInnes’ men at Parkhead in September.