Former Celtic midfielder Stylian Petrov has admitted that he had a role to play in convincing Scott Sinclair to join the Scottish giants last summer.
Since arriving at Parkhead from Aston Villa last season for £3.5 million, Sinclair has become a key player for the Bhoys and was won the award for PFA Scotland Player of the year in only his first season with Celtic.
Petrov said of his influence in the signing, “He had not played that regularly for Villa when Celtic came in but he wasn’t given a proper chance. There were a lot of questions in his head as other clubs were in for him.
“He asked me a lot of questions about the football and the stadiums he would be playing in. I said he wouldn’t be impressed by the venues but he would be impressed by everything about Celtic – the fans and the club.”
The 28-year-old Sinclair contributed 25 goals and 11 assists this season from 50 appearances in all competitions to help his club towards treble success.
Sinclair had stints with numerous clubs in the Premier League including Manchester City, Chelsea, Swansea and Villa. Though he did show glimpses of promise, he never managed to make an impact. However since arriving at Celtic, he is arguably playing the best football of his career.