Shaun Wright-Phillips has been linked with a move to join his brother Bradley in the MLS as several clubs are interested in the former England international who has not made a single league start this season.
Shaun Wright-Phillips has a combined transfer fee of £29.1 million (and an undisclosed transfer fee to QPR), 36 caps for England, 1 Premier League title, 2 F.A Cups, 1 League Cup and a Football League First Division title - so how is this man struggling to get into a QPR side who are currently in the relegation zone?
Wright-Phillips has struggled to break into the starting XI since his arrival at Loftus Road and managing only 11 Championship appearances last season as QPR gained promotion to Premier League.
Wright- Phillips just struggled with injuries and a dip in form over his time at QPR; it seems Harry Redknapp has given up on the former England international as he has bought many alternatives every window.
SWP was linked with loan moves to sides such as Charlton and Millwall but the stumbling block was his wages as he was demanding £60,000-per-week for playing in the Championship which is frankly ludicrous money. It is a sad side to the game where players would rather demand every last penny than play week in week out in the supposed game they love.
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Younger sibling Bradley has been in emphatic form for the New York Red Bulls and there is also strong speculation that the pair could be reunited in the states as New York plan to move for Shaun as well. Move over DaMarcus and Jamar Beasley.
Wright-Phillips’ contract ends in the summer and it is more than likely he will be crossing over the pond to revive his career. The MLS has improved since the arrivals of former Premier League stars Thierry Henry, David Beckham and Tim Cahill. Shaun Wright-Phillips will be hoping he can have the same impact that these three legends had.
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