Scott Sinclair is the forgotten man of English football, a Manchester City player but with about as much game time for the Citizens as me or you, it seems a move may be on the cards. Sky Sports understand that Aston Villa may be ready to rescue Sinclair this January.
Scott Sinclair is 25-years-old and after beginning his career with the Bristol Rovers academy, Chelsea snapped up the promising winger. Sinclair played 5 times for the Blues but was sent out on loan to a number of clubs including Plymouth Argyle, Queen’s Park Rangers, Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic. Upon failing to break into the Chelsea squad he moved on to South Wales with Swansea City in August 2010 for an initial £500,000.
Sinclair initially stepped down to Championship level and starred in the Swans’ promotion campaign. He played 43 league matches and scored a fantastic 19 goals including a hat-trick in the Play-off final. In the 2011/12 season, Sinclair helped Swansea remain in the Premier League as he played all 38 matches as he netted 8 times. Sinclair’s impressive displays earned him a £6.2m move to Manchester City in August 2012 but unfortunately for him it has since turned sour.
Sinclair has played in just 12 Premier League matches for Manchester City, only picking up a handful of minutes though as he mainly has come off the bench. Last season West Bromwich Albion took Sinclair on loan but he also failed to give a good account of himself there. The former England Under-21 international wants to leave the Etihad Stadium and is valued at around £2.5m which Aston Villa are prepared to meet to secure his signature.
By Gareth Thomas | January 8th, 2015