Portsmouth manager: ‘Chelsea winger is my sort of player’

Harry Redknapp has done brilliantly in the transfer market over the past few seasons. Landing the likes of James, Campbell, Defoe and Diarra have been a coup and it looks like another belter of a player could be arriving at Fratton Park.

Sky Sports reports that the Portsmouth boss is very sweet on Shaun Wright-Phillips, Chelsea’s forgotten man who played just a handful of games for the club last season. Can Redknapp snare him – surely his wages would be a sticking point for any future club?

Redknapp told the Daily Star Sunday: “He’d be a hit here, the fans would love him.

“He’s my type of player, but the problem is whether we can afford him and his wages.

“He will also be anxious to see how his future lies with his new boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.”

Surely there has to be a concern regarding the player’s attitude as well. If he was anything like ambitious, he would surely have taken a pay cut to go and play somewhere else by now. It’s not as if Chelsea would hold clubs to ransom if the winger actually wanted to leave. Would SWP be a good thing for Porsmouth or not?

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