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.
Manchester City are reportedly keen to offload former Swansea City star Scott Sinclair, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Sinclair, who has been linked with a move back to his former side after a difficult two years at the Etihad stadium, has also spoken about his difficulties in settling during his time in Manchester.
The former Chelsea youngster suffered a terrible blood clot having made only three starts over the course of his entire first season at City, where he moved in August 2012 after a £6.2 million move.
He then moved on loan to West Brom last season, but failed to impress there. Sinclair made only 11 appearances, with new manager Pepe Mel sidelining him.
Sinclair said: “As a player you’ve got to go through the tough times and the last 18 months have been a very, very tough time for me.
“You know, going on loan and getting injured and also having my blood clot the previous year, so all I can do is look forward, play what’s in front of me and whenever I get the opportunity I’ve got to produce and get the goals whenever I can.”
He has impressed thus far in pre-season, however, starting in both matches. He was also responsible for the second goal in City’s huge 5-1 win against AC Milan in Pittsburgh.
City face Liverpool in Yankee stadium tomorrow night.