Even though Manchester City have been linked with countless players from abroad this summer, it appears as though Roberto Mancini is set to shop closer to home again. It’s understood that City have tabled a £5m bid for Swansea forward Scott Sinclair, with his current club under pressure to accept considering the player’s precarious contract situation.
Sinclair has been one of Swansea’s key performers over the past couple of years after completing a £500,000 switch in the summer of 2010. Many people commented at the time that the Liberty Stadium outfit had found themselves something of a bargain and Sinclair didn’t prove them wrong, managing 22 goals in his debut season. While he only managed eight in the top flight last term, the player was still a thorn in the side of most top flight defences and was key to Swansea retaining their Premier League status.
With several clubs supposedly registering an interest in Sinclair, it came to light over recent days that the forward was not interested in signing a new deal with Swansea. Now, according to Swans first team coach Alan Curtis, the player is set to join City in a move that should benefit all parties. He said, “He’s not really interested in signing a new contract and I think Man City have made a bid. It’s just a matter of time before it happens and it’s good for both parties.”
It has now been established that this bid is in the region of £5m. It is not yet known whether or not Swansea will accept such an offer, although the club do know that they have to act fast unless they want to lose the former Chelsea man for nothing next summer when his contract expires. The signing of Sinclair would also suggest that Adam Johnson’s days at the Etihad Stadium are numbered, with several teams supposedly chasing the 25-year-old.