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Southampton Target Manchester City Misfit Scott Sinclair With £2.5m Offer

Saints look to end winger’s Etihad nightmare.

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Southampton are hoping to offer Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair a chance to resurrect his career this summer by lining up a £2.5m bid, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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Sinclair has suffered through a nightmare two seasons at the club since joining from Swansea City, but he has been identified as a top transfer target by Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino, who himself faces an uncertain future.

The 25-year-old will be allowed to leave City this summer as the club trim their squad to fall in line with Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules and Southampton are considering a £2.5 million bid.

Sinclair is said to be desperate to revive his career following his £6.2m move from South Wales, which has seen him fall out of contention for the England national side completely.

In his first season he barely played under former City manager Roberto Mancini and was loaned out to West Bromwich Albion last summer.

And following Steve Clarke’s dismissal from the club in December, Sinclair featured just six times under his replacement Pepe Mel.

Southampton are still thought to be working on a list of transfer targets ahead of the windows opening in July, and though Pochettino may leave for Spurs this summer he has still labelled Sinclair as a high priority.

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