Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Move for SWP reported

There are mounting rumours of a bid for former City star Shaun Wright-Phillips. Tueday's Mail and Guardian both carry reports of a £10million offer.

The articles are consistent on the main points: a formal £10million bid has been lodged for SWP, who is now our main transfer target. Chelsea have already accepted the offer or will inevitably do so, given his place in the Stamford Bridge pecking order.

The sticking point concerns the player's willingness to come back to City. There is presumably an issue of professional pride, as well as an disinclinatoin to move away from the London lifestyle. A possible move to Everton would solve one of these two issues.

Like most City fans, I'd be thrilled at the prospect of having Shaun back. I have very fond memories of his performances in the Keegan era, and feel (as he may) that he has unfinished business at City. On a more rational basis, we're a team in need of a right winger, a mirror image of Petrov. Ireland was fantastic on Sunday, but there are question marks over his future: both at the club and specifically as a wide midfielder.

Sunday's attendance suggests there is a need for the Cook regime to instigate some form of emotional re-engagement between the club and the fans. What better way to do so than to bring back Shaun Wright-Phillips?

2 comments:

TheHappyHomeShop said...

Just hope he doesnt listen to the "old fella" too much.

Shauny Wright Wright Wright!!!!!!

Martin said...

come home shaun, all is forgiven, lets get you back in that england team, and show the rest of the prem why chelski paid £22m for you....