Anfield boss hopes to snap up bargain Eastlands buy.
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Liverpool are being linked with a shock January swoop for England international winger Shaun Wright-Phillips.
The 29-year-old speedster is being tipped to make a January exit from current club Manchester City, and Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is thought to be one of the parties interested in a move for the player.
Speculation surrounding the player leaving Eastlands has circulated after Wright-Phillips’ father, Arsenal legend Ian Wright, was quoted as saying he wants the former Chelsea player to get first-team football.
“I’d love him to get out of there on loan at least. We’re talking about someone who is still in the England squad, so Fabio Capello obviously rates him,” said Wright.
“I can just see him getting further and further down the pecking order. I want him to go somewhere he’ll get a fair crack at the first team.”
Liverpool were linked withe the player last January, when former manager Rafa Benitez was thought to be interested in bringing the player to Anfield. (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)
Roberto Mancini is prepared to allow Shaun Wright-Phillips to leave for as little as £5m in January, which would seem like a very decent price but if Liverpool made a move for the former Chelsea man they would probably have to match, or come close to, the astronomical wages the 29 year old receives at Eastlands, said to be in the region of £100k a week.
Perhaps the England man would be ready to take a pay cut in order to get his career back on track, but that is by no means a certainty. Roy Hodgson could do with some more natural width and the Man City man still has what it takes to make an impact and will no doubt be itching to get back into the swing of first team football and eager to prove any doubters wrong.