Harry Redknapp has told Shaun Wright-Phillips that he will need to reduce his wage demands so that Queens Park Rangers can afford to keep him at the club, according to The Mirror.
The January transfer window is an ideal time for the London club to reduce their wage bill; however, it is proving difficult as players are unlikely to choose to drop their salary for first team football.
Redknapp reporters: "It’s difficult. It’s only Premier League clubs who could afford to take him (Shaun Wright Phillips) on his wages.
“Other clubs aren’t going to put up that type of money. There isn’t big money in this league wages-wise."
The English winger has only featured 11 times altogether for QPR in the Championship as he struggles to hold down a regular spot.
Wright-Phillips, formerly of Chelsea and Manchester City, has been part of the QPR set up since 2011, scoring one goal in 61 appearances.
QPR are one point adrift of the automatic promotion places so far this season with 20 games still to play.
He added: “If any of them want to take a thousand-per-cent drop in wages or something, they can, but you don’t see too many doing that."
Redknapp and QPR will travel to Portman Road to play Ipswich on Saturday to try and climb back into the top two.
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