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Scott Sinclair signs for Aston Villa from Manchester City

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Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair is hoping to end his nightmare at Eastlands with a his latest loan move to Aston Villa.

The 25-year-old has joined struggling Villa with a view to a permanent move come the end of the season. Sinclair could be included in the tough trip to Arsenal this weekend.

More game time

"It's taken a few weeks but I'm happy to be here, to be in the building and to be signing for the club and ready to play some football," he told the Aston Villa website.

"It's nice to be able to get settled somewhere and be a part of something going forward."

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"I spoke to the manager and he gave me his views on what he wants from me here at Villa. I am still hungry to play football, that's what I told him, and I'm looking forwarding to getting started, hopefully playing every week and enjoying my football."

Young prospect

He hit prominence aged just 18 when he was on loan at Plymouth Argyle from Chelsea. Sinclair scored an wonderful individual goal in the FA Cup against Barnet when he ran from his own half to slot the ball home and inspire victory.

However, Sinclair was already well known to Bristol Rovers fans as he became their youngest player at the tender age of 15, before he was snapped up by Chelsea.

Sinclair had a succession of loan moves around the country before a permanent transfer to Swansea, where he found his most consistent from under Brendan Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium, playing 82 times and scoring 28 goals.

He had all the capabilities to make it at the highest level for both club and country as he possess raw pace, skill and no fear when it comes to attacking full backs. These attributes helped him gain a call up for the Great Britain Olympic team as well as being an ever present part in the English youth set up.

Career stagnating

But the move to Manchester City has been detrimental to such a talented prospect as he struggled for fitness, form and failed to break into such a star studded side.

Having rotted away on the bench for so long, it was no surprise he failed to make an impact at West Brom last season, where he made only eight Premier League appearances. But this tally was just three less than he was afforded in two full seasons with City.

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