Over the past couple of years, several English players have joined top clubs after impressing the bosses with their performance for medium sized clubs.
Players such as Adam Johnston, Scott Parker and Joleon Lescott has failed to make the breakthrough at the top clubs and now Man City winger Scott Sinclair has found himself in that very same situation.
But his misery at the City of Manchester Stadium seems to be short lived as West Brom are poised to take the 24 year old on a season long loan.
There has been numerous offensive reinforcements brought to The Hawthorns this summer and the club believe that Sinclair could be the final piece of the puzzle for Steve Clarke.
With Sinclair only having been a bit part player at best during his time at Eastlands, the player has been looking to make a move away in order to gain first team football.
West Brom aren’t going to have it all their own way though with a couple of other top clubs interested in Sinclair’s services.
Everton could well be West Brom’s main rivals to capture his services with new Roberto Martinez eager to re-sign Sinclair who was often one of Martinez’s best players when Swansea first gained promotion to the Premier League.
After all, Sinclair played every game for Swansea in their first Premier League campaign and scored 8 goals along the way into helping them into a mid-table finish.
But it’s been the stark opposite for Sinclair who made just 3 first team starts in the league last season and failing to score a single goal all season.
It’s certainly been a blip in the radar of Sinclair’s fledgling career that seen to be on a high just weeks before his move to Man City where he featured as part of the GB Olympic squad during the 2012 Olympics.
But Sinclair’s future is certainly looking bleak considering Man City have gone on to sign several wingers over the summer break.
With City having spent lavishly to bring both Stevan Jovetic and Jesus Navas to the club in the last few weeks, Sinclair is likely to struggle to even make it onto the subs bench in the Premier League.
So it means that a move to a club such as West Brom or Evert is undoubtedly the right thing for Sinclair to do if he is to remain as an offensive force in the Premier League.