St Mary’s side set sights on Etihad Stadium winger.
Southampton have earmarked a summer move for Man City bit-part player Scott Sinclair according to the The Sun.
The South-Coast side are keen to bring in wide attacking options and having failed to land Coutinho boss Mauricio Pochettino has set his sights on the former Swansea City man.
Man City are likely to trim their expansive squad this summer as UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules begin to bite but apparently the Etihad Stadium side will demand a fee that at least matches the £6.2m they paid to sign the 23 year old attacker.
Sinclair saw this wages quadruple to £40k a week and would have to consider a sizable wage cut to make a move to St Mary’s happen and a lot depends on whether the former Team GB man is willing to do so.
The Bath born wide-man has been handed just two Premier League starts thus far this season and has seen his chances of forcing his way into Roy Hodgson’s England set-up pretty much eliminated by a move to the Premier League title holders.
At Southampton Sinclair could get his career back on track and the regular first team football would surely be a temptation for a player who is seeing his career stagnate on the Man City bench.