Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert wants Scott Sinclair to leave Manchester City to save his career, as relayed by the Daily Mirror.
Lambert believes that moving to Villa Park would help Sinclair discover the form that earned him a move to the champions. Sinclair had impressed at Swansea before joining City in the summer of 2012 on a four-year contract worth £52,000 a week.
The Englishman, who featured in the Great Britain Olympic side of 2012, has had very limited opportunities at the Etihad since signing for £6.2 million. The winger has managed just two league starts since his transfer and has played just 196 minutes for Citizens.
Sinclair had been loaned out to West Brom last season in an attempt to gain some playing time and find some form to challenge for first team football at City.
On his return, Sinclair's opportunities have remained as limited as ever for the first half of this season and now at the age of the 25 could be moving on to fellow Premier League side Aston Villa.
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Lambert will be hoping to sign the winger in an attempt to add some bite to Villa's toothless attack, which has the worst scoring record in the Premier League so far this year.
He said: “It has been a hard move for him going to Man City.
“Man City has probably been a bit different from what he expected. I know the lad from his Swansea days."
"Man City has probably been a bit different from what he expected. I know the lad from his Swansea days"
It is unknown if an official approach has been made for the winger, but with opportunities remaining limited at City it is probably the right time for Sinclair to move away from the Etihad.