Writer: Charlie Bennett
Date:Friday August 26 2011
Sky Sports is reporting that Stoke and QPR have both launched bids for England and Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips. The 30 year-old has fallen well down the pecking order at Eastland`s and is now longer required and is available for as little as £2-3 million.
Fans have been becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of movement made by Stoke. With only Jonathan Woodgate and Matthew Upson arriving on free transfers, Stoke are yet to spend any money while the squad looks very thin and in desperate need of a facelift.
With just 5 days to go until the Transfer Window closes, Pulis has reiterated his desire to bring in 3 or 4 fresh faces and SWP looks definitely on the radar. Stoke`s other wingers Matthew Etherington and Jermaine Pennant are the two hardest working members of the team and with the added strain of the Europa League, Wright-Phillips would be a welcome addition with his blistering pace and killer deliveries.
However the recently rich QPR stand in the way. With the backing of Formula One team boss Tony Fernandes, they are more likely to offer much higher wages to entice their man as they seem to have done with Joey Barton, another Stoke target. As with any Man City player Wright-Phillips is earning an extortionate amount of money and a dramatic pay cut would have to happen. This may mean that QPR is a more likely destination, but Stoke are a bigger club with European credentials.
All Potters fans should prepare themselves for an adrenaline filled day on Wednesday, Deadline Day, where Stoke and Pulis seem to thrive. If Pulis wants three or four then expect exactly that before 11pm on August 31st.
Date:Friday August 26 2011
He signs contracts, he signs contracts Odemwingie (Thursday July 2 2015)
What Cars Do The Premiership Captains' Drive? (Thursday July 2 2015)
Err.. The New Premier League Football... Ahem! (Wednesday July 1 2015)
Stoke to unveil new Premier League football (Tuesday June 30 2015)
Downing on Stoke's radar (Tuesday June 30 2015)
Chelsea make Begovic bid (Monday June 29 2015)
Stoke interested in Ghanaian international (Monday June 29 2015)
Ronaldo set for Stoke trial (Monday June 29 2015)
Hughes targets Barcelona's Traore (Friday June 26 2015)
What was Robert Huth's best Stoke moment? (Friday June 26 2015)
|Bond Moves On
» Watford : 04/07/2015 21:21:00
|Palace 30th Most Richest Brand
» Crystal Palace : 04/07/2015 18:03:01
|After Nine Years The Battle Really Starts Now!
» Chelsea : 04/07/2015 16:06:00
|Is Mo Salah Creating a Right Old Mess?
» Chelsea : 04/07/2015 15:55:01
|Matthews Signs Deal With Black Cats
» Sunderland : 04/07/2015 15:45:00