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Swansea City to get £6m for Scott Sinclair

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: August 27, 2012

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SWANSEA City are set to bank close to £6 million from the sale of Scott Sinclair to Manchester City.

Sinclair is on the brink of a move to the Etihad Stadium — which could be completed tomorrow — for a fee expected to be in the region of £6.5 million.

Swansea will not get all the cash because of a sell-on clause in the deal which brought the winger to Wales from Chelsea two years ago.

But it is thought that clause only entitles Chelsea to around 10 per cent of any profit made by Swansea on a player who cost them £1.5 million.

Michael Laudrup suggested over the weekend that he didn't know whether Sinclair will still be a Swansea player when the transfer window closes on Friday.

But, as has been the case for some time, it seems certain that the former Chelsea man will say his goodbyes this week.

Sinclair has told Swansea he will not sign a new contract and has only 12 months to run on his current deal.

He was left out of Saturday's 3-0 win over West Ham after a discussion with his manager.

"In the last three or four days there have been a lot of things going on around Scott," Laudrup explained.

"I spoke to him on Friday and we both agreed that it was best for everybody that he didn't participate in this game.

"Then we will see what happens this week. If he stays then he will be back in the squad next Saturday.

"Will he still be here? I really don't know. It has nothing to do with me whether he will be here — you need to talk to Scott or to the chairman."

Swansea remain optimistic about their chances of landing Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez before the transfer deadline.

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  • Philosoraptor  |  August 28 2012, 10:28AM

    Hernandez is the replacement, hopefully with the clock ticking Valencia's gamble will have to be called by themselves. They are not really in much of a position to be demanding a lot of money because the player wants to join Swansea, and their club desperately needs any sort of cash. The thing is, Routledge is in blisteringly great form... so even Hernandez if he joins us would have to bide his time. This is only good news, it is a good time to be a Jack!

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  • Hadoken6773  |  August 28 2012, 2:31AM

    Joe should do fine at liverpool and the 15 mill we got gifted us michu\flores\ki and we still got over 5 million left and thats before all those players rise in value, especially michu. As for scotty, I think its a shame, he has been on a constant rise since being at swansea, but the jump to city is too big a tangent, and with no manager there like BR to assure he plays ala JA its hard to see where scotty will end up, my guess is on the bench or on loan again which is silly, cos I honestly think swansea are gonna make top ten this year and I think we will only get better. I would rather player for a top ten team for 90+ percent of the year than a top 3 and ten percent game time.

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  • LiamOSullivan  |  August 28 2012, 1:36AM

    Blame the olympics. The selection for a pseudoenglish team made buyers stand up and take more notice. But those two are already ancient history at the Liberty with new ones and old ones quickly rising to the challenge, whereas just how much Allen and Sinclair will have progressed by the end of the season obviously remains to be seen, but I have my doubts, esoecially on an Ethiad player.

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  • OzJack  |  August 27 2012, 2:26PM

    Good luck Scotty and Thanks for all that you've done, you were magnificent in the play-off final. I have no issue with players trying to better themselves in perceived bigger clubs if only financially. But on a sour note, make sure you get up to walk around a bit, hemorrhoids can be a painful condition, so try and be active. I hear they have a good gymnasium at City, so during a game go and make full use. Best Regards. Aussie

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  • Hadoken6773  |  August 27 2012, 12:59PM

    I will miss scotty very much as a fan, skillwise I think we can replace him in spite of his rising talent, but it would have been nice to keep players like scott and allen aka the "dream team", but at the same time, when we have these players moving onto bigger clubs, it also makes swansea a bigger club too by having these people in these high places wishing us well and I hope speaking well of us. Which I am sure they will. Nice that the last game he played ended with him gifting us a goal too. Good luck scotty. Gone but not forgotten!

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