Many football fans may not know this, but young Scott Sinclair is one of footballs vast journeymen as the winger has played for a total of 10 clubs since his debut in 2004. 

Why has he failed with consistency and goals during his career? Is this a lack of commitment, determination or is the pressure too much? 

The 24-year-old has obviously showed great ability since the age of 16, but to put it bluntly, is he really as good as he thinks?

Sinclair made his professional debut back in December 2004 for League Two side Bristol Rovers. 

However, he featured in no-more than two matches for Bristol Rovers, before London club Chelsea, came knocking on their door in July 2005. 

Jose Mourinho must have spotted something in the 16-year-old to offer £500,000 for his signature, surely?

A mere three appearances later, Chelsea offloaded young Sinclair to Plymouth Argyle in January 2007 on a short-term loan. 

The England youngster enjoyed 18 games for the Devon-based club, scoring four times, before heading back to Chelsea in April 2007.

During the months of May and November that year, Sinclair made a further six appearances for Chelsea, scoring once, before another loan offer was accepted for him by the club's management. 

This move would see the youngster head to Queens Park Rangers for the 2007/08 season, or so he thought.

By the time the season came to an end in May 2008, Sinclair had found himself on-loan at Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace, where he ultimately finished the season, scoring twice. 

At the tender age of only 19, the leftwinger had already played for no-less than six clubs. 

Struggling to gain regular first-team action wherever he went, Chelsea decided to send him out on loan once more, and this time, Birmingham City was his new home.

He signed an initial one month loan deal with Birmingham in January 2009 and this was extended until the end of the season, to help him gain some much needed first-team action. 

Sinclair featured 14 times in the Championship before heading back to Chelsea in May 2009. Three months later, Wigan Athletic approached Chelsea for Sinclair, on a loan deal which would see him spend the 2009/10 season with The Latics and Chelsea accepted. 

Sinclair featured 22 times for Wigan, something he had failed to achieve at any previous club, was he finally finding his feet? 

His performances alerted the attentions of Swansea City, who signed Sinclair on a three-year-deal for £500,000 - the same fee which Chelsea had paid four years earlier. 

The Swans offered Sinclair a lifeline, which to his credit, he took this by storm. 

One of his best appearances for the club was during their play-off final match against Reading at Wembley, where he scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 win, seeing the Welsh club promoted to the Premier League. 

Sinclair became a first-team regular in 2011/12, being named their number one penalty taker. The 22-year-old scored over 13 penalties for the club, in a season which saw them finish a very impressive ninth place. 

Against the clubs wishes, Sinclair decided he would not be signing a new contract and in August 2012, he signed for Premier League champions Manchester City for £8million. 

The 2012/13 season saw Sinclair play 14 times for City, scoring no goals in return.

Sinclair enjoyed his best goal ratio and undoubtedly his best matches at Swansea City, so why did he decide to leave a club where he played so well? 

He took so long to cement a first-team spot at any club since he was 16-years-old, then once he did, he only stayed for two seasons? 

He is currently struggling to gain first-team action once again, and with Manuel Pellegrini strengthening his squad, could this be another club on the list of Sinclair's footballing CV?


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