The 29-year-old is said to be frustrated with his lack of first team opportunities and now sits 4th in the pecking order for wingers at the Eastlands behind David Silva, James Milner and Adam Johnson.
Given Wright-Phillips’ astronomical wages of £60k p/w, a January loan deal is most likely. Both clubs will have the chance to assess the player before agreeing to shell out such wage demands. A straight purchase would probably be deemed too risky by either club unless the England International was willing to take a pay cut.
Manchester City re-signed the winger from Chelsea in August 2008 for £8.5million, but following a whole host of new arrivals, he has become surplus to requirements and could leave for as little as £3.5million.
Everton’s new sponsorship deal could bring in the funds for an immediate transfer come January and Blackburn’s recent takeover may provide enough capital to finance any move for the player.
Being from Manchester myself I hope the lad doesn’t leave! If he does he’ll probably be taking his gorgeous girlfriend Lauren Pope with him! See her gallery by clicking the image below.
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