“Sidforever” has sent the following in;
“I am glad to see Scott Sinclair has signed. I like the fact he adds goals from midfield and adds pace to the team. If his price is £2.6m, I reckon this is a very good piece of business by Villa. It will be interesting to see who else will be signed.”
The comment is nicely to the point, but a bit brief, so I’ll add my tuppence worth.
The story, reported in the Mirror amongst others, is that the deal had been agreed while Paul Lambert was in charge and now that we’ve confirmed our survival in the Premier league, it’s automatically kicked in.
And if Clubcall are to be believed, Sherwood didn’t even know anything about it.
I suspect there might be some journalistic licence involved in that article, but if it’s true, you have to wonder what Sherwood thinks about it, given that Sinclair hasn’t had much playing time, even with his injury taken into consideration.
If Sherwood doesn’t rate Sinclair that highly (and I’m not suggesting he does or doesn’t), surely he must be wondering who else he could have bought with the money instead?
It’s just a thought.
Personally, I agree with Sid, in that it’s not bad business.
Let’s face it, £2.5 million is very little in planet Prem terms.
Good luck to him, I say. He seems to have a very professional attitude and will at least make a good squad member.
Especially if we’re going to be involved in the Europa league next season.