It’s been pointed out to us today that the betting on Manchester City’s Scott Sinclair signing for Newcastle United has gone from 20/1 to 1/4 this morning.
Scott Sinclair – are Newcastle interested?
Of course SkyBet has been wrong before, and after our 2-1 defeat by Reading at home in January, we remember that Alan Pardew was 1/5 to get the sack at Newcastle, but he survived and Mike Ashley brought in five new Frenchmen the following week.
Scott moved from Swansea to Manchester City last summer, but the move was ill-advised and Scott found it very difficult to make the Manchester City first team, and he appeared only 14 times last season with only three starts, and it’s clear he has no future in Manchester.
The 24 year-old has played for the England U21 side, and for Great Britain last summer, and will want to put his career back on track – so maybe Sky knows something we don’t – but maybe not.
But it would be good if Newcastle can get somebody through the door soon, and at the right price, Scott could be a good signing for Newcastle.
Sky Bet Football Trader Chris Spicer had this to say:
“In a market which has previously seen very little money, we have taken a strong run of bets on Sinclair’s next club being Newcastle, prompting the price to plummet.”
“With nothing apparent in the media domain on such a deal happening, we’re assuming the money is coming from those in the know, although it’s always difficult to tell during the season of speculation.”
Scott started his career at Bristol City before moving to Chelsea in 2006, and he was sent out on loan to a number of clubs – including Plymouth Argyle, Queens Park Rangers. Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic to get first team experience, before being sold to Swansea City in 2010 for around £1M.
In his two seasons at Swansea Scott did very well, and in 91 games he scored 36 goals for the Welsh side.
Manchester City paid around £6M for him last summer, and if the Magpies can get him in for about half that figure, it could be a good deal.
What do you think?
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