Featured Matches
Previous
Seattle Sounders FC
Los Angeles
ESPN2 2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Richmond Kickers
Crystal Palace
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Norwich City
Nice
5
1
FT
Game Details
Richmond Kickers
Crystal Palace
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Brøndby
Silkeborg IF
2
0
FT
Game Details
AIK
Falkenbergs FF
3
0
FT
Game Details
BK Hacken
Djurgarden
2
1
FT
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
Los Angeles
ESPN2 2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Tigre
All Boys
(5) 0
(4) 0
FT-Pens
Game Details
Belgrano de Córdoba
Independiente
12:15 AM GMT
Game Details
Next

Marouane on the move?

Transfer Talk 15 minutes ago
Read
Richard Jolly profile picture Posted by Richard Jolly
Aug 7, 2013

Sinclair seeking permanent City exit

Scott Sinclair wants to leave Manchester City on a permanent deal, rather than being loaned out, a source has told ESPN.

Scott Sinclair has hardly been seen at Manchester City
Sinclair struggled for regular first-team football last season.

• Curtis: Pellegrini era

The winger, who joined City from Swansea last August, is a target for West Brom, West Ham and Crystal Palace while Everton, Stoke and Newcastle have also been linked with him.

But while the Baggies are thought to want to borrow the 24-year-old on a season-long loan, a source told ESPN both Sinclair and City would rather he were sold.

City hope to recoup as much as possible of the £6.2 million they paid, and preferably sooner rather than later, while Sinclair, who was sent out on loan six times by Chelsea during his stay at Stamford Bridge, believes it is likeliest he can revive his career if he leaves the Etihad Stadium for good.

Signed on deadline day last year, he only started two league games for the 2012 Premier League champions, both in September, and one other match in a dispiriting season.

Former manager Roberto Mancini, while always praising Sinclair’s attitude, admitted the move had been a mistake.

And his replacement Manuel Pellegrini has signed another winger, Spain international Jesus Navas, clearing the way for the former Bristol Rovers man to go. 

Despite his tough time in Manchester, Sinclair’s fine form over two seasons for Swansea, where he scored 35 goals, helping them win promotion to the Premier League and then finish in mid-table, has ensured plenty of clubs are interested in him.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.