Scott Sinclair didn’t ask for City to come knocking at his door, nor decide for us to pay almost seven million big ones to sign him in the summer of 2012.
Roberto Mancini admitted he made a mistake by recruiting the nomadic winger from Swansea, and the Italian certainly did him no favours by offering him few opportunities to impress.
It was a good move all round, then, when we came to an agreement with West Bromwich Albion to take him on a season-long loan at the start of the campaign.
City are currently paying half towards his £35,000 a week wages and the Baggies have a first option agreement to make it a permanent £5m sale.
Sinclair, however, has been in and out of the line-up and also suffered a serious hamstring tear in the victory over United several weeks ago.
And we have been told West Brom are now going cold on a summer transaction and City will be forced to take him back.
Sinclair is a decent pro and because of his relatively ‘low’ wages, City should have no problem finding another buyer.