Scott Sinclair’s Manchester City nightmare could be nearing its end…
West Brom are closing in on a loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer next summer for Manchester City flop Scott Sinclair, reports the Daily Mirror.
City’s forgotten man joined the Etihad side last summer from Swansea, but only made 11 league appearances. The Premier League runners-up would prefer to sell the winger permanently, but will settle for a loan deal if nothing else arises.
Manuel Pellegrini is adamant that his squad needs to be trimmed following the purchases of Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo, which has seen City’s spending exceed £100m. If anything, Sinclair’s chance of game time this season is even more remote than it was last, and a move away from Manchester would suit both parties.
The 24-year-old did not travel with City to Helsinki for a pre-season friendly, and the flyer will be desperate to revitalise his stagnant career. During his last year at Swansea, Sinclair impressed, scoring eight goals and assisting seven, and Baggies manager Steven Clarke will hope the flyer managed to rediscover some of that form.