After a £6.2m move and just three starts, Scott Sinclair could leave Manchester City
Manager Roberto Mancini drops hint that the former Swansea player's future could lie away from the Etihad
Scott Sinclair's future could lie away from Manchester City according to Roberto Mancini, who blames himself for the winger's failed move from Swansea.
The England player moved for a fee in th region of £6.2m last summer after a great season for the south Wales based club, but has struggled to make an impact at the Etihad.
The 24-year-old has started just three games and Mancini has indicated he could be allowed to leave, with a return to Swansea circulating in the rumour mill.
"This situation with Sinclair is difficult because I didn't give him a lot of chances to play. He is very unlucky," said Mancini today.
"It is my fault, not his fault. A young player like Scott who is a good player deserves to play always.
"For him, it was a really difficult year this year."
When asked if that might mean Sinclair deserves to play somewhere else, Mancini, speaking at his regular press conference, said: "Scott is young and he has good quality but this year was difficult for him.
"I think it is better if he can have another solution.
"If he stays here, maybe, everything can change but I can understand his frustration in this moment because he didn't play a lot of games.
"For me, he is a good player. We have one team. For him, it was difficult.
"I repeat - he did everything well, he worked well, he is a good guy, he deserves to play.
"I can understand when one player can't play often it is difficult."
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