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Ex-Chelsea and Man City star set for unlikely partnership at new club

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Former Chelsea and Manchester City winger, Shaun Wright Phillips, looks set to form an unlikely partnership with his brother Bradley in Major League Soccer.

According to the New York Post, Wright-Phillips is set to ink a deal with New York Red Bulls with an announcement due on Monday.

The move will reunite the son's of Arsenal legend Ian Wright for the first time since they were both part of the Manchester City squad in 2004.

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Before Bradley Wright-Phillips joined the Red Bulls in 2013 it was his half-brother Shaun who had the far more successful career - the latter's impressive time at Man City leading to a £21 million move to Chelsea.

In recent seasons though Shaun Wright-Phillips has struggled for regular football during a spell with Queens Park Rangers. Bradley, meanwhile, has been enjoying a resurgence in the US - leading the way as MLS top scorer last season.

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Clearly Shaun Wright-Phillips is hoping to enjoy a similar run of success as he heads stateside. 

According to reports, the 33-year-old turned down deals from far and wide to join the New York franchise and, in a further boost for his new employers, the deal does not make SWP a designated player.

With over 50 England caps to his name there is no doubt that Shaun Wright Phillips is a talented addition to the Red Bulls squad. He has struggled for form in recent season however and some will suggest the MLS switch is the latest stage in a career that has declined virtually since he signed for Chelsea.

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