Scott Sinclair has suggested in the Daily Mirror that he made a mistake in swapping Swansea City for Manchester City in the summer of 2012.
He appeared to have found his spiritual home at the Liberty Stadium after many years of loan spells while on the books at Chelsea.
The opportunity to link up with the champions proved to be an opportunity that was too good to turn down, though.
Sinclair found himself back in the shadows at the Etihad Stadium, as he had been at Stamford Bridge.
A loan stint at West Bromwich Albion last season failed to get him back on track, but Aston Villa have offered him another shot at life in the Midlands.
The 25-year-old is determined to make this switch work, but has hinted that questionable past choices have led him to this point.
Sinclair said in the Daily Mirror: “It’s been very difficult at City and it has tested me mentally as a footballer. If I could leave a club now, but I was playing and happy, I would seriously think about staying where I was.”
Is Villa switch right for Sinclair?
Having made just three starts for City, what Sinclair needs now is game time.
He needs to be able to play his way back into form.
Villa, given their struggles this season, cannot afford to give him too long to find his feet, but they must be patient.
Paul Lambert has worked hard to address the need for creativity, with Sinclair and Carles Gil drafted in, and he will be hoping that the goals start to flow for his side.
Sinclair has shown in the past that he is capable of being a scorer and a provider, so it could be that his career is reignited at Villa Park.