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Villa clinch loan signing of Scott Sinclair


Scott Sinclair

Scott Sinclair

Scott Sinclair

Aston Villa have completed the protracted signing of winger Scott Sinclair on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season.

Villa have taken on the former Swansea player with a view to signing him permanently in the summer.

Sinclair said: "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.

The 25-year-old has made just 19 appearances for City since joining them back in 2012, with an unsuccessful loan stint at West Brom last season.

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

"It feels great to be here and that the deal is finally done.

"I spoke to the manager (Paul Lambert) and he gave me his views on what he wants from me here at Villa.

"I'm 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."

Sinclair has had little opportunity under current City boss Manuel Pellegrini but the Chilean hopes the move works out for him.

Pellegrini said: "I am very happy for the player because it is an important chance to return in his career.

"Maybe here he didn't have too many chances here in Manchester City because we have important and top players in his position, but I am sure if he starts playing there he will demonstrate what a good player he is."

PA Media