Winger nears City switch.
Swansea City winger Scott Sinclair is closing in on a move to Manchester City, according to the Swans’ first-team coach Alan Curtis.
The 23-year-old forward has refused to sign a new deal at the Liberty Stadium and Curtis thinks the deal will be finalised before the close of the transfer window on 31 August.
“He’s not really interested in signing a new contract and I think Man City have made a bid,” Curtis told the BBC.
“So it’s just a matter of time now before it happens and it’s good for both parties.”
The former Chelsea trainee was left on the bench for Swansea’s 5-0 over QPR on Saturday but scored the fifth goal during a late cameo.
Sinclair, who was part of Stuart Pearce’s Team GB squad for this summer’s Olympics, scored 8 goals last season and 19 in the campaign before, as Swansea gained promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.
“He’s been terrific for us, to be fair, we’ve had two seasons out of him and he was superb in the Championship and virtually his goals got us promotion,” Curtis added.
“And last year as well he wasn’t maybe quite as effective as he was his first year – obviously it was a lot tougher opposition – but he’s been absolutely magnificent.
“Like Joe [Allen, who joined Liverpool] we wish him all the best, but as long as the club keeps pushing forward that’s the main thing.
“It obviously gives Scott the chance to settle in at his new club and it gives us the opportunity to buy a replacement for Scott.”
Swansea are close to signing Sinclair’s replacement, with Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng set to join the club for £6m before next weekend.
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