The transfer window having opened means clubs are now able to sign players to strengthen their squad and one English winger seems to be on his way out from Manchester City. While not exactly having made his presence felt at the club since he signed for them in 2012, Scott Sinclair was once considered the best young English forward and now at 25 years old, he seems willing to leave Manchester City as he hasn’t had enough playing time and looks set to join Aston Villa on loan.
Sinclair’s journey began at Bristol Rovers before he was snapped up by Chelsea in 2006; he then spent the next 4 years playing for a whole host of clubs. He was loaned out to Plymouth Argyle, Queens Park Rangers, Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, Birmingham City and Wigan before he returned back to Chelsea.
Chelsea did not need his services and Sinclair was on the move again to join Swansea where, thanks to a fine run in the team since 2010, he scored 35 goals in 90 appearances over 2 seasons, the second season, Swansea were back in the Premier League and Sinclair impressed enough to get another move to a big club.
This time around it was Manchester City who signed up the winger in 2012 but yet again he failed to impress at a top club. His time at City was marred by injuries and having to content with world class players and he was then loaned out to West Bromwich Albion in hopes of resurrecting his career but Sinclair rarely broke into the West Brom team in 2013 and made only 15 appearances while starting only 3 games.
This time around he has only played 4 times for Manuel Pelligrini and will be looking to sign for Paul Lambert’s team. Villa have struggled to perform this season and will be hoping the signing of Sinclair on loan will be the boost they need to start notching up a decent run and make it out safely as the Premier League enters its second half.
Sinclair will be hoping to revive his career and play like he did at Swansea; maybe a move to a smaller club would be ideal for him and his career.
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