Swans swoop for Sinclair

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Swansea have completed the signing of highly-rated Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair on a three-year deal.

The 21-year-old, who is well known to Swans' boss Brendan Rodgers from his days at Stamford Bridge, joins the npower Championship club for an initial fee of £500,000, which could rise to over £1million with appearances and performance-related add-ons.

Sinclair came through the ranks at Chelsea, but failed to break into the first team and enjoyed just one start, with another four appearances coming from the bench.

He was sent out on several loan spells, with his clubs including Wigan, Crystal Palace and QPR and the move represents a real coup for the Swans.

"Scott is obviously a player I know well and I am delighted to sign him," Rodgers told the club's official website.

"He is a big talent and has been a sought-after player since he broke onto the scene.

"As far as I am concerned there is no better place for him than Swansea City. With this group of players, style of football and fantastic fans, this will be a great club for his development.

"He is only 21 and still has big potential. I think this will be a good home for him. He is a great signing for the present and the future and joins a group of exciting young players."

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