Goodison Park side keen on underused Etihad Stadium bit-part player.
Everton are keen to bring Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair to Goodison Park on a loan deal when the transfer window opens in January.
Sinclair, who moved to the Etihad Stadium over the summer from Swansea, has struggled to earn his place in Roberto Mancini’s side, with Everton spotting an opportunity to give the 23-year-old some game time.
But despite being keen on striking a deal for the youngster, Toffees boss David Moyes accepts his side would struggle to afford Sinclair’s hefty wages and hopes to reach a compromise with City.
City, who signed Sinclair for £8m, have already indicated they would be willing to send him out on loan, despite the midfielder remaining keen to stay at the Etihad and fight for his place.
It was perhaps all too obvious that former Swansea City attacker Scott Sinclair was always going to struggle to force his way into Roberto Mancini’s starting eleven and thus it has proved.
The 23 year old has managed just two Premier League starts since his £8m move to the Etihad Stadium and David Moyes may be interested in beefing up his attack after losing Belgian Kevin Mirallas to injury.
Sinclair may well jump at the chance of a move to Goodison Park but may also feel that such a deal could be a tacit admission that he can’t unseat those ahead of him in the Man City queue.
The former England Under 21 international has a host of top talents ahead of him in the various roles he can fill in the Man City squad. Up front Sinclair has little chance of making a dent given the likes of Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko are fighting for striking spots.
In wide roles the likes of Samir Nasri, David Silva and James Milner are preventing Sinclair from getting some much needed playing time. The Man City summer signing will be all too aware of a similar problem preventing Adam Johnson from progressing and may deem a loan move the best short-term solution.
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