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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Swansea consider Sinclair return

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has admitted he will consider making a move for the club's former winger Scott Sinclair in the summer as the Manchester City player struggles for first team football.

Scott Sinclair has hardly been seen at Manchester City
Sinclair has been given limited opportunities at Manchester City

Sinclair, 24, has failed to make his mark at City since leaving the Liberty Stadium at the end of last season, following two successful campaigns for the Swans.

He has only made three starts this season and it is believed manager Roberto Mancini is willing to listen to offers for Sinclair and Swansea would be among the potential suitors, although Laudrup has cast his eye over a number of midfielders.

"We have other players who can play that position that we are looking at," Laudrup said. "We have to make some decisions when we start talking to people about what is possible and what is not. Because it is one thing having names on paper and another when you start talking about salaries, transfers and all that.

"But he (Sinclair) has quality and he has already shown it and we will see what decisions we make on that for the future. Good players in his position are always an option and he has a British passport which is another thing we have to look at in an overall perspective."

Sinclair scored a total of 35 goals in his last two seasons at Swansea and Laudrup suggested he could help lift the burden of Spanish striker Michu, who has scored more than a third of the club's league goals this season.

"That's one thing to consider," Laudrup said. "We need more goals next year. We cannot expect Michu to score as many goals. We've scored 43 goals this sesaon, one less than last season, and we have four games to go.

"But many of them have come from one player and you cannot put so much pressure on his shoulders. I would love Michu to repeat his goalscoring numbers next year, but we cannot expect it so we have to divide the goals out to more players. We will need to bring in somebody who has scored goals on a regular basis in their career."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.


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