Aston Villa have signed former-Swansea winger Scott Sinclair on a permanent deal for £2.5million from Manchester City.
Sinclair had joined the Villans from the Citizens on-loan in the January transfer window.
Prior to his move to Villa, his career at City had stalled and he endured an unsuccessful loan spell at West Brom last season. The 26-year-old joined City in 2012 from Swansea after making a big splash in his debut campaign in the top-flight with Swansea.
However, since then his relationship with former-Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan has gained more press headlines than his formerly-promising football career.
Sinclair endured a bright start to his career. He started out at Bristol Rovers, before making a big move to Chelsea where he was highly-regarded. However, he did not quite make the grade and after a series of loan moves eventually joined Swansea City.
It was with the Welsh club that Sinclair came to prominence, helping the Swans to promotion and then helping them maintain their top-flight status.
His form for Swansea lead to the ill-fated £6million move to Manchester City, were he made just 13 leagues appearances.
His move to Villa looks to have revitalised his career though, as he has made 11 appearances for the Villans, scoring three goals and helped the side from the Midlands to the FA Cup final.
Sinclair will be hoping that the permanent move and the potential of regular first team football will help him fulfil some of the potential that he was once believed to have had.
Tim Sherwood’s side were waiting to secure their top-flight status before sealing a permanent deal for the winger and have now officially signed the winger on a four-year deal.
Will Scott Sinclair be a good signing for Villa?