Winger completes permanent move after loan-spell
Aston Villa have announced that they have signed Manchester City midfielder Scott Sinclair, on a permanent basis.
The 26-year-old initially signed for Villa on-loan in the January transfer window, with the second city club now triggering the permanent move, now that Premier League status has been secured.
Sinclair’s deal will cost around £2.5million, and will officially go though when the window opens, making him Tim Sherwood’s first signing at Villa Park.
He made eleven appearances during the loan stint, netting on three occasions in the claret and blue.
Sinclair’s Villa delight:
Following his permanent move to the Villa Park outfit, the former Swansea City man stated his delight to the club’s official website on Tuesday evening:
He said: “I am so happy.
“We’ve had a fantastic end to the current season – and now I am already looking forward to the new season starting.
“It’s also great for me and the family to be settled now.
“For every footballer, it’s important to have that stability. I believe that will help me perform better and push on for this great club in the coming years.
“It’s so much different than when you’re on loan and going here, there and everywhere.
“It was important for the family to have that stability and I’m thrilled it’s with a club like Villa.
“This is the happiest I have been in a long time.
“Now it’s about kicking on with my career in claret and blue.
“I have already loved every minute of playing for this club. To be a permanent Villa player now is a fantastic feeling.
“I feel I made a good start when I joined on loan and it’s just a shame that I got injured.
“Obviously I got fit again but the team has been doing well and I’ve, rightly, had to bide my time.
“My aim now in the closing two weeks is giving 100% in training and waiting for my next chance.
“In the summer, I will have a nice break. Saying that, I am not sure it will be much of a break because the missus will be having a baby in the next four weeks!
“But when I come back for pre-season, it’s about me being fit and firing and I will definitely be raring to go.”
by Ben Reardon