Is it a good transfer window for the Villa? Scott Sinclair signed for us yesterday for the rest of the season on loan, and Carles Gil signed on the dotted line in a £3.2 million deal for four-and-a-half-years a few weeks ago. Gil has scored against Bournemouth in the FA Cup and came on in the second half when we lost to Liverpool. Gil looked very good in both games.
Scott Sinclair is the loan-meister-general of the football league. When he was at Chelsea, the young lad was loaned out to 6 different football clubs, including Birmingham City. Swansea saw something in the lad and signed him on a permanent deal; this is where Sinclair flourished as a player that saw him eventually sign for Manchester City.
Sinclair’s time at Manchester City has been a disaster, with only 3 starts for the football club. Similar to his time at Chelsea, Scott has found himself being loaned out again, with a spell at West Brom, and now here at the Villa for the rest of the season. Time will only tell if the young lad will be a success here at Villa, but the evidence doesn’t look very good.
Villa is back to the bread and butter of football on Sunday when we play Arsenal at the Emirates in the Premiership. If it is to be a good transfer window for me, then it has to be reflected in our league form that has been shocking this season. Still without a goal in our last 8 league outings, Villa’s new signings need to turn our fortunes around, as that is what they have been signed for. Gil is a good player and Sinclair has lost his confidence, but hopefully he can find it here at the Villa to turn our form around in the league.
If we stay in the Premiership this season, then it’s been a good transfer window, and if we don’t, then you know the answer, but time will only tell. UTV