It doesn’t seem as though the upheaval that’s taken place at Eastlands has made Manchester City a particularly attractive club to join. While they have managed to bring in a handful of signings, it’s clear that Mark Hughes wants to beef up his squad, although you can’t blame players for shunning the opportunity to sign for the Citizens while so much uncertainty remains about their future.
One former son who won’t be returning in a hurry is Shaun Wright-Phillips, although that’s hardly a surprise, considering that he’s the sort of player who will quite happily pick up his pay cheque every week and make the occasional appearance for Chelsea reserves. The Independent reports that the winger does not want to play for City, or indeed Everton, who are crying out for some creative midfielders in the team.
But Wright Phillips has no desire to join either Barclays Premier League club, according to his agent Wayne Lindsay.
“He (Wright Phillips) doesn’t want to join either of them and we are now discussing the next move to see what we do,” Lindsay told www.skysports.com.
“Because of all the problems there (City) and the uncertainty surrounding the place he is unsure.
“He is speaking with the manager (Scolari) at the moment but he is settled in London. He would like to stay and that’s the bottom line but it is up to the manager.
“We are looking at all the options really at this moment in time so I can’t really say much more.”
It’s a shame to see the 26-year-old wasting his career at Stamford Bridge, can you remember him doing much since he arrived at Chelsea? Most of his career highlights took place in a City shirt and he’s a prime example of a footballer needing to get off his arse and play first team football elsewhere. If SWP won’t play for City or Everton, where will he play?