Writer: Ryan Kalisz
Date:Wednesday August 10 2011
According to reports, Tony Pulis is set to make a move for out of favour Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips.
The 29-year-old England international rejoined Moneybags City in 2008 after initially leaving the club for a darker blue side in Chelsea in 2005.
Shaun has enjoyed a good spell in Manchester, however since the appointment of current boss Roberto Mancini, it has been a tall order for the 5"5` winger to prove that he is worthy of a regular spot in the first team.
Last season, he made only 18 appearances in all competitions for Mancini's side and managed to score one goal.
Now it seems he is available for transfer, sparking an interest in a host of clubs, including Sunderland and Bolton. However the Potters are leading the chase and are set to place a bid.
Manchester City value Wright-Phillips at £2million and it is believed that Tony is more than prepared to match that offer, especially as he has saved the club millions by bringing in Jonathan Woodgate and Mathew Upson for free.
Shaun Wright-Phillips is a good player on his day, and the £2million price tag says to me that Mancini wants him off the wage bill (not that they are struggling for cash or anything). I reckon they could fetch a little more for him if the right club is interested, but it makes a change to see a reasonable price tag for a big club player. Having said that, the reason he`ll want to move is to secure more action in the top flight, so with us already having one of the best winger combinations in the Premier League with Pennant and Etherington, he may find himself being a back-up on the bench. Bolton will be able to offer more games, so for me, I`m not sure if he`ll come.
Date:Wednesday August 10 2011
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