It is fair to say that Scott Sinclair’s career has taken a nosedive after enjoying a fantastic campaign in the Premier League with Swansea City two seasons ago. The 24-year old was one of the most integral members of the Swansea squad which defied critics to comfortably retain their top-flight status in the 2011/12 season.
Following such a fine campaign, Sinclair decided to move on to pastures new and joined title chasing Manchester City last season. However, ever since his move to the Etihad, Sinclair’s career has hit a standstill. The winger went on to make only 11 Premier League appearances for the Blues and as a result, had to move out on loan to West Bromwich Albion during the summer in search of regular first team football.
However, Sinclair not been able to command a regular place in the Baggies side as well, having made a meager four starts this season. It seems unlikely that West Brom will now exercise the option of signing Sinclair on a permanent deal next year and with the winger unlikely to earn first team football at his parent club Manchester City, it is believed that he will have to make a move elsewhere in the summer.
While many clubs are not willing to take a chance on Sinclair, it has emerged that Crystal Palace are looking to provide the winger an opportunity to revive his stalling career.
Although Palace manager Tony Pulis already possesses a host of widemen at his disposal in the likes of Jason Puncheon, Yannick Boalsie, Jonathan Williams, Adlène Guedioura and Tom Ince, the 56-year old is not too convinced by Williams and Guedioura, while there is a strong possibility that Ince may no longer stay with the club beyond the current campaign.
Therefore, Pulis is already said to be looking at potential reinforcements in the wide positions and has identified Sinclair as an attractive option. The 24-year old has proven himself in the Premier League with Swansea and if given a proper run in the first team, he could prove to be an asset for the Eagles. It is believed that a bid of around £4million should be enough for Palace to tempt Manchester City to part with Sinclair.
Sinclair started his career at Bristol Rovers and became the club’s second-youngest first-team debutant at the age of 15 years and 277 days. He was purchased by Chelsea for £1million in 2005 and despite being highly regarded at Stamford Bridge, the winger was never quite able to make it, spending time on loan at six different clubs before eventually being offloaded to Swansea City for a fee of £500,000.
His career took off at the Liberty Stadium, helping the club win promotion in 2011 and then playing a major part for the Swans in the club’s bid to maintain its top-flight status.
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