West Brom boss Steve Clarke will try and sign Man City benchwarmer Scott Sinclair on a season long loan according to today’s Sun.
The wideman rarely featured for City last season after being one of a number of players brought into the club on the final day of the transfer window last August.
It is felt that he was never really wanted by the then City chief Roberto Mancini, but was just brought in to get the numbers in the squad up.
Navas signing the final straw
A move away from City is a must if Sinclair wants to kick start his career and get back to the form he showed for Swansea in their promotion year and first year in the Premiership.
The fact that City have signed flying winger Jesús Navas suggests that Sinclair won’t get any closer to their first team next season.
West Brom would be the ideal club to get his confidence and sharpness back. They play attractive football and Sinclair would fit in well with their style of play. This is a move that looks like it will benefit all parties involved.
Kolarov also seeking a move away
Elsewhere at Eastlands, Aleksandar Kolarov has hinted he would be willing to take a pay cut and follow Carlos Tevez out of the club to Juventus. Tevez completed a £12m move to the Italian champions earlier this week and the Guardian report that Kolarov is also seeking a move away after losing his starting place to Gael Clichy last year.
As for players coming into the City squad, they have made Mario Gomez their top transfer target to replace Tevez. The German forward has been a consistent goalscorer for both club and country in recent years, but lost his starting place to Mario Mandžukić for much of last season.
At least two top strikers needed
If a deal for Gomez can’t be done, then the Independent say that City will turn their attention to Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo, Roma’s Pablo Osvaldo and Benfica’s Oscar Cardozo.
With Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez having left the club in the last six months, and Edin Džeko likely to move before the new season aswell, City must bring in at least two top striker to share the goalscoring burden on Sergio Aguero for the new campaign.