Scott Sinclair’s City career is a step closer to an end after West Brom manager, Steve Clarke, confirmed that he has made a bid for the 24 year old English winger. At City, Sinclair has seen his career come to a halt and made just 14 appearances for the club last season. Since the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini it seems Sinclair’s chances of first team football are no better than they were under Roberto Mancini and it has been reported for a number of weeks that Sinclair is likely to be sold. Steve Clarke said:
We’ve made an enquiry to Manchester City. There are discussions between the two clubs but beyond that there is nothing to report.
It would be nice to think we can get one in before Saturday. If we can get two in, it would be great. If I can get three, I would be delighted. I know we have until September 2 – at the moment I must confess I’m a bit anxious, but I’m not panicking yet.
I’m the head coach. I give them (the club) a list of players who I think would be good for us. By and large the targets we’ve identified we haven’t been able to persuade to come so far. Some of them have maybe been too expensive.
Whether the deal is completed remains to be seen but with City keen to sell and West Brom pushing for the transfer it looks likely. It would be a solution that would suit both the player and the club. Ever since Sinclair’s arrival on transfer deadline day last August his transfer never really made sense. Questions were asked whether he had the quality to be an effective player at City and based on the limited chances he was given it was clear that he was out of his depth. Often appearing short of confidence and in awe of those around him his City career was over before it started. For the sake of his career, it is important that Sinclair can now find a club where he can play more regularly.
Written by Robert Toole