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Rumour Mill: Jerome Sinclair to Man City

Liverpool under-21 striker Jerome Sinclair is being linked with a free transfer move to Manchester City.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 10, 2015: Liverpool's Jerome Sinclair in action against Chelsea during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 19-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season and is expected to leave the club, especially after he decided to appoint Aidy Ward as his agent earlier this year.

Sinclair, who became the Reds’ youngest ever player when he made a substitute appearance against West Brom in 2012, is linked with a move to Man City – following in the footsteps of another of Ward’s clients, Raheem Sterling.

The report comes via the Mirror, and regurgitated by plenty of others, but has no author associated with it and wrongly states Sinclair’s age as 20. So admittedly not the best source for a rumour.

Sinclair has made just five appearances for the Under-21s this season, scoring twice, but did play for the Reds’ youngsters in a friendly against Fleetwood Town at the academy on Tuesday afternoon.

Spanish club Espanyol and Dutch side Groningen are also said to be interested in Sinclair.

Liverpool would receive a nominal fee of £250,000 for Sinclair should he sign a pre-contract agreement, which he is free to do from January 1st.

Sinclair was prolific for the club’s academy last season, scoring 22 goals at under-18 and under-21 levels. This led to him being handed a substitute appearance for the first-team at Chelsea late in the season.

The Birmingham-born player is one of a number Liverpool youngsters whose contracts expiring in the summer, with Jon Flanagan, Jordan Rossiter and Joao Carlos Teixeira also available.

City are also said to be interested in taking Rossiter from Anfield this summer.

Sinclair could follow in the footsteps of other young English players City have signed in recent years, like Patrick Roberts, Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair.

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