Baggies boss hails loan capture of Manchester City winger.
West Brom have confirmed that they have completed the signing of Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal.
The 24-year-old had a difficult time in his single season at the Etihad Stadium, making only eleven appearances for the club in the Premier League, many of those only as a substitute.
However, he will be hoping to get his career back on track now at his new club, after emerging as one of the top English talents during his time at Swansea City after a series of failed loan moves from his first club Chelsea.
Baggies manager Steve Clarke, who worked with Sinclair as a youngster during his time at Stamford Bridge, was pleased to seal the move, and described Sinclair as the type of player that has been missing from his squad, with his pace and ability to play on either flank.
Speaking to the club’s official site, Clarke said: “Scott understands he needs to play football and it will be good to work with him again.
“He is a pure winger, who is quick, direct and scores goals – he has proven that over his career.
“He can play off the right or left and improves our attacking options.”
West Brom have been active in this transfer market, bringing in a number of new attacking players to make up for the departure of striker Romelu Lukaku, who has rejoined Chelsea after a successful season on loan at the Hawthorns last season.
Despite rumoured interest from Southampton that threatened to derail the deal late on, Sinclair completed a medical today and has been confirmed as taking the number 10 shirt for the club.