Celtic winger Scott Sinclair has joined Preston on a permanent deal.

The attacker, 30, spent three and a half years at Parkhead but was confirmed as a Preston player this evening.

Sinclair had been allowed to leave  the Hoops’ Dubai training camp by boss Neil Lennon to get the deal done.

And he told of his delight at agreeing to terms where he’ll work with Alex Neil at Deepdale.

He told the club website: “I am so delighted to get the deal done. I have been waiting to finally get down here to sign and I can’t wait to get started and to finally meet the lads.

“I spoke to the manager before I came and he spoke about training, about the tactics and I like where the club is heading – he persuaded me to come and I am so happy.

“I have had a fantastic three-and-half-years with Celtic, we did the treble-treble, I got the PFA player of the year, scored goals and was top goalscorer, but now it is a new chapter for me. I am coming here to improve and to help the team push for promotion.”

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