Manchester City Make Shock £8m Bid for Swansea City Attacker Scott Sinclair

Etihad Stadium side line up bid for Team GB winger.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is making a shock £8 million swoop for Swansea City’s Team GB winger Scott Sinclair.

Mancini agreed to pay the price for the former Chelsea prospect yesterday and the player and his agent ravelled to the Premier League champions to sort out terms and seal the deal.

Sinclair wants to join one of the top clubs after an impressive campaign at Swansea and the Welsh club are being forced to sell as his deal has just over ten months to run.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

This is something of a surprise.

Roberto Mancini is the only Premier League manager not to have purchased a player this summer and clearly the weight of not doing so is troubling the Italian, but that said, why would he look to improve on his attack when he already has top notch players sitting idly on the bench?

This is not to say that Scott Sinclair isn’t a quality player, he is, but quite where the former Chelsea man would fit in at the Etihad Stadium is beyond comprehension.

Up front the 23 year old is unlikely to trouble the likes of Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli, Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez. Let’s not forget about back up option to the back up options, which include Roque Santa Cruz, Emmanuel Adebayor and youngster John Guidetti.

In wide roles Sinclair would have to push past David Silva, Samir Nasri, James Milner and Adam Johnson. This could prove problematic.

The Swansea City attacker left Stamford Bridge so as to not get stuck on the bench, a move that was both brave and effective, any potential move to Man City would surely pose an even bigger threat to the Bath born youngster’s career progression.

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