QPR Close to Completing £4m Deal to Sign Man City Winger Shaun Wright-Phillips

Etihad Stadium bench warmer on his way back to West London?

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Sky Sports sources understand that Queens Park Rangers are closing on the signing of Shaun Wright-Phillips.

A host of clubs have been looking at the England international, who is only on the fringes of the first-team squad at the Etihad Stadium.

Wright-Phillips had held talks with a number of clubs and Bolton had seemed favourites to land his signature.

But QPR have been looking to finalise a permanent deal for the 29-year-old and they appear to have won the race.

SOURCE: Sky Sports

Shaun Wright-Phillips is too good a player to be left wasting away in the Man City reserves, the England international had a good pre-season but it seems clear that Roberto Mancini has no intention of giving the 29 year old a regular run in the first team, not when he has the likes of David Silva, Samir Nasri and Adam Johnson to put out on the wings.

City’s loss looks like being QPR’s gain as Neil Warnock may well have pipped Bolton to the signing of the former Chelsea man. The West London side are keen to add more creativity to their side as they look to retain their Premier League status. The extra financial boost given by chairman Tony Fernandes helped bring Joey Barton to Loftus Road and seems set to help capture the speedy winger.

Wright-Phillips is in his second spell at Man City and has notched up a total of 274 appearances for the club, netting 46 times. Crucially though last term he managed just two Premier League starts, hence his desire to move elsewhere.

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