CITY MISS OUT

Manchester City recently lost out to Manchester United in the Premier league title race, and they could be set for losing one of their England players in the summer. Former Swansea and Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair has said that he wants to leave Manchester City on a loan deal next season if Roberto Mancini remains as the City manager. Sinclair was signed from Swansea in the summer for around £ 6 million, but he has been a major disappointment. He was initially signed as a replacement for Adam Johnson, but he has made only a handful of first team appearances.

Sinclair initially left a big club like Chelsea due to the lack of first-team football. He spent several years on loan at various clubs when was a Chelsea player. However, it appeared that he had finally settled to regular first-team football at Swansea when he was one of the important players for the Welsh club. He was tempted by a big-money move to Manchester City in the summer, but he has found that first-team opportunities are once again limited at the club due to the presence of several big-name players.

Sinclair signed a four-year contract when he moved to the City. He is on £ 40,000 per week, which is more than four times the salary he was receiving as a Swansea player.

According to the recent reports, he has expressed his frustration to the Manchester City board. He has demanded a transfer – at least on a temporary basis – from the club in order to get regular first-team football. Sinclair needs football in order to put himself in the England reckoning especially in the World Cup year. Roy Hodgson has been giving several youngsters the chance to show their qualities at the national level. England are expected to qualify for the World Cup 2014 without any trouble.