Sunday, July 21, 2024

Portsmouth keen on Chelsea’s Wright-Phillips

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has admitted he would be interested in Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips should the club let him leave this summer according to Sky Sports.

The former Manchester City star has found himself on the fringes of the club ever since joining from City in 2005 for £21 million.

The lack of first-team opportunities has cost Wright-Phillips his place in the England side and the winger was said to be understandably upset when told that he was not featuring in Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League Final squad.

Wright-Phillips recently stated his intention to stay at Stamford Bridge however, many believe it is likely the winger will be persuaded to leave Chelsea in order to seek first-team opportunities elsewhere.

Wright-Phillips, 26, is the adopted son of former Crystal Palace and Arsenal star Ian Wright and brother of Southampton player Bradley Wright-Phillips. The winger is renowned for his pace and dribbling skills and would be a major coup for any Premiership side.

There is sure to be high demand for the winger, should he be ready to leave and Pompey boss Redknapp would relish the chance to  bring Wright-Phillips to Fratton Park.

Redknapp told Sky Sports: ” I haven’t spoken to anyone at Chelsea. But I like Shaun, He’s a terrific talent.”

“I wouldn’t know how much Chelsea wanted for him, though, if they were going to sell.”

“Maybe they would want to wait until a new manager comes in. But equally they may not need a new manager to come in before they sell someone. I wouldn’t know how Chelsea run thier affairs.”

“The player may want to wait until a new manager comes in and have a look at things then. But maybe he would look at his situation there and think he wanted to leave.”

“Of course he’s the type of player I would love to have though. He’s an excellent player.”

[Source: Sky Sports]


Josh Scott



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