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Wright-Phillips to leave City for France

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Reports are circulating that Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain are interested in making an offer for Manchester City midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips in the summer transfer period.

Wright-Phillips had fallen out of favour with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini of late, with the midfielder only managing 3 starts this season, playing 12 games in total. Set to move to Bolton or Fulham on a loan deal in January, Wright-Phillips was told to stay at City after fellow City midfielder Adam Johnson injured his ankle during training.


 

Wright-Phillips had hoped to stay with City, telling reporters in early February, “if I am wanted here I will stay. I never wanted to leave in the first place. I still see a bright future for me here. It is just about getting chances.”

However, after criticism from Mancini over Wright-Phillips’ performance in the 0-0 Europa League draw with Aris Salonika, the midfielder was frank when he told The Daily Mail, “to be quite honest, I'm here for three months and my heart is set on playing well for that period until the end of the season.

“Until the season is over, there's nothing much I can really say on the matter. I'm playing for City and that's the main thing.”

Wright-Phillips went to Manchester City from Chelsea on a £9 million deal in 2008. He will be out of contract in the summer of 2012, and Paris Saint-Germain are weighing up offering £4 million for the transfer.

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