Aston Villa agree £2.5 million fee with Manchester City for Scott Sinclair

Manchester City’s Scott Sinclair looks to make his loan spell at Aston Villa permanent after the clubs agreed on a fee of £2.5 million for the 26-year-old winger.

The transfer brings to end Sinclair’s woeful three year spell at the Etihad where he has started a paltry three games and has failed to score a single goal.

Sinclair spent the last four months on loan at Villa who beat the drop and confirmed their Premier League status for next season as a result of Hull’s 2-0 loss to Tottenham on Sunday. With Villa avoiding relegation, the club were determined to snap him on a permanent deal.

Sinclair has recently found himself on the bench however, after Tim Sherwood moved to a diamond midfield leaving no space for the winger who has scored three times for Villa this season – his first few goals since leaving Swansea.

The former Spurs manager however hinted that Sinclair could see himself back in the starting lineup if he used a different formation.

“It’s horses for courses at the moment. That’s the way we’re choosing to play. We may well change. I think if we go back to wide players then Scott will be an automatic choice to play there.”