The player Aston Villa must sign permanently this summer

Aston Villa should already be planning to make Scott Sinclair's transfer from Manchester City a permanent one.

Scott Sinclair has already done enough to show why Aston Villa should be planning to make his loan move a permanent one this summer.

Sinclair has only been at Villa since the end of January, but he has already made a big difference in their season, and manager Tim Sherwood should be doing everything he can to make the move a permanent one.

The England international winger has brought an increased threat to their attack, and his two goals in his first five appearances suggest that he could help end their goalscoring worries. 

Villa have looked impotent throughout the season so far, but Sinclair's arrival has given them greater cutting edge and he looks to be a player full of confidence.

It has been a long time since the 25-year-old got a consistent run of games, but he seems to be thriving at the moment and his quality is abundantly clear. 

Sinclair has been impressive in possession and his direct threat has caused opposition defences a lot of problems.

The winger appears to be getting back to his very best, and Villa should ensure that his temporary move is made a longer-term one at the end of the campaign.

Sinclair seems to have little future at Manchester City, meaning he should not command too excessive a fee, and his arrival at Villa Park can only be a good thing as the Villians start to plan for life with Sherwood in charge. 

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