Rafa Could Make Surprise Swoop For English Winger

Magpies manager Rafa Benitez seems to be keen to bring 27 year-old former Chelsea and Swansea winger Scott Sinclair to Newcastle.

Certainly this lad is a good player whose career has been in the doldrums for the last few years since he joined Manchester City in the summer of 2012 and hardly played for them.

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Scott Sinclair – available from Aston Villa

He has been on loan at West Brom and signed on at Aston Villa for £2.5M on a four year deal last summer,  after he had spent the second half of the previous season on loan with the Villains.

Last season he scored 6 goals in 27 appearances for the Villa Park club who were relegated with Newcastle and Norwich.

Scott has been linked this summer with his former Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers who is now the manager at  Celtic.

The Chronicle has reported that Scott has been discussed at length by Rafael Benitez in several transfer meetings on Tyneside and we’re sure if he did arrive on Tyneside then Rafa could bring out the best in him.

It seems that Celtic cannot agree a fee for Scott so we could see Newcastle move in.

The latest Celtic bid was for £3M and that has been turned down so it would not surprise us if Newcastle make a quick move to get Scott to Newcastle.

Sinclair is still a good player once he gets his full confidence back.

It was a really a poor career choice to join Manchester City four years ago and he appeared only 19 times for their first team and he’s paying for that now.

Scott showed what he can do at Swansea when in three seasons there he scored 35 goals in 96 appearances  including 27 goals in 50 appearances in their promotion season from the Championship back in 2010-2011.

Scott has played for all the England Youth sides including 7 times for the England U21 side and he played  4 times for Great Britain in the London Olympics in 2012.

We think he would be a good signing at around £5M, but only because we think Rafa can soon get him back to his best form.

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