MLS side New York Red Bulls have snapped up former Charlton Athletic striker Bradley Wright-Phillips, subject to a successful visa application.

Wright-Phillips left Charlton following the expiry of his contract at the start of July and heads to the US on a free.

He spent the back end of last season on loan at Brentford after a difficult time in the Championship with the Addicks.

Just one goal in 19 league games was a stark contrast to his 22 goals, including the goal that confirmed promotion, in 42 league games as Charlton won the League One title in the 2011/12 season.

Wright-Phillips will be looking to rediscover his best form, and Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh believes he’ll be a vital addition.

Speaking to, he said: "Since Bradley’s potential was first recognised by Manchester City and the England’s Under-20 side, he has proved to be a goal scorer of not, whether playing up front or as a winger. We are delighted to sign him.”

After his time at Manchester City, the forward enjoyed spells at Southampton and Plymouth before joining Charlton in January 2011.

Wright-Phillips amassed 77 goals in 272 league over nine seasons in English football.

The 28-year-old, whose father is former Arsenal goalscoring great Ian Wright and half-brother is former England international Shaun Wright-Phillips, will link up with former Charlton players Ruben Bover and Lloyd Sam in addition to Premier League legends Tim Cahill and Thierry Henry at the Red Bull Arena.


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