Villa and Everton set to battle for City reject

The Daily Mirror reports that both Aston Villa and Everton are considering a summer move for Man City winger Scott Sinclair. The former Chelsea trainee, who played for Great Britain’s Olympic football team last summer, has failed to make an impact at Eastlands since he joined from Swansea.

Many criticised Sinclair’s decision to leave Swansea, accusing him of being greedy and prioritising a pay rise over regular first team football. He had been a key player in helping Swansea get promoted and establishing themselves in the top flight.

Sinclair scored a hat-trick in Swansea’s 4-2 victory over Reading in the 2011 play-off final.

However, despite his huge wage increase at City, Sinclair’s promising career has stalled as he has been unable to make any impact on the first team.

He has made just two Premier League starts for Roberto Mancini’s men and come on as a substitute in another nine games.

His former club Swansea have enjoyed another successful season under their new manager Michael Laudrup, taking the next step up by winning the Capital One Cup. Sinclair may be ruing his decision to leave the Welshmen when he did.

Force his way into Hodgson’s World Cup squad

Aston Villa and Everton are willing to offer Sinclair an escape from Eastlands this summer. Both would be considered a sensible career move for Sinclair, where he would get regular Premier League football.

Sinclair had hopes of becoming a senior England international before his ill-advised move to City’s subs bench. Either Villa Park or Goodison would offer the perfect platform for him to force his way back into the thoughts of England boss Roy Hodgson, especially with the World Cup in Rio at the end of next season.