The 26-year-old initially joined on loan from Manchester City but has now signed a four-year contract with Tim Sherwood’s side


Aston Villa have completed the signing of Scott Sinclair on a permanent deal from Manchester City.

The 26-year-old joined Villa on loan in January but has now signed a four-year contract after the club secured Premier League survival this season.

Sinclair failed to secure a regular role at City after moving from Swansea City in August 2012 but the winger has scored three goals in 11 appearances since joining this year’s FA Cup finalists.

“I am so happy. We’ve had a fantastic end to the current season and now I am already looking forward to the new season starting,” Sinclair told Villa’s official website.

“It’s also great for me and the family to be settled now. For every footballer, it’s important to have that stability. I believe that will help me perform better and push on for this great club in the coming years.

“It’s so much different than when you’re on loan and going here, there and everywhere. It was important for the family to have that stability and I’m thrilled it’s with a club like Villa.

“This is the happiest I have been in a long time. Now it’s about kicking on with my career in claret and blue.

“I have already loved every minute of playing for this club. To be a permanent Villa player now is a fantastic feeling.”