Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is hoping to inject some excitement into his side during January by snapping up Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair during the winter transfer window, according to the Daily Express.
The out of favour City star can be bought by Villa for as little as £2.5 million, well within Lambert’s budget.
Villa fans have become increasingly frustrated at their side’s performances this season.
It is understandable, with the Midlands club scoring only 12 goals in 22 games. They are on course to break the Premier League record for the least number of goals in a campaign.
An exciting player like Sinclair could change that, although he will be eager to prove his worth after a spell in the reserves for City.
He has had few opportunities since his move there in 2012 from Swansea City.
Sinclair flopped while on loan at West Bromwich Albion last season, but is also interesting Queens Park Rangers, Crystal Palace and Norwich City.