Aston Villa given boost in pursuit of Man City’s Sinclair

Aston Villa’s pursuit of Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair is back on after the Premier League champions agreed to lower their asking price, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Manager Paul Lambert appeared to admit defeat over the weekend as the Villans struggled to meet Man City’s valuation, but the demands have now been lowered and the West Midlands side are hopeful that a deal could be completed by the weekend, although there is still plenty to be done before the transfer goes through.

It is likely to be a permanent move, with Lambert seeing the 25-year-old as a player who can help solve their problems in front of goal, in addition to Carles Gil, who has made a good impression since joining from Valencia earlier in the January transfer window.

Sinclair has been at Manchester City since August 2013, but has never made an impact on the first-team, making only 19 appearances in all competitions. He also spent an equally unsuccessful time on loan at West Bromwich Albion last season, but prior to all of that he starred for Swansea City, helping to establish them in the Premier League.

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