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Monday, June 18, 2007

First 10 million takes him

Chelsea have announced that winger Shaun Wright-Phillips can leave Stamford Bridge for 10m sparking interest from Tottenham, West Ham, Manchester City and Newcastle United.

Failing to impress Jose Mourinho after a 21m pound move from Manchester City 2 years ago, the 25-year-old could serve to generate transfer funds for strengthening other areas of the squad. Selling seems to be the only means for Chelsea as Roman Abramovich's funds have been cutoff for new players as the club has been focused on free transfers.

Tottenham are reported to be keenly interested along with host of other clubs including his previous home at Manchester City. Tottenham are desperate for a left winger, but I think it would be awkward having Lennon and Wright-Phillips on the flanks. Although not noted as a position that size is important, two such diminutive players could see Tottenham outmuscled in midfield. A swap for Chimbonda would be equal value.

Alan Curbishley is also keen after missing out on Darren Bent, as he looks to rebuild his West Ham side after a disastrous season of underperforming players. Flush with cash, West Ham seem to have no problems with the asking price.

Manchester City would be a natural place for Wright-Phillips to return to but the price tag would be steep for a City side in debt.

While Newcastle seem obsessed with a new defense, cash remains for a new winger. Newcastle could be an excellent place for Wright-Phillips, especially with manager Sam Allardyce’s reputation for recuperating careers. In my opinion it’s the best team he could join because there is very little downside for him personally. I also think the cast of Newcastle's players would do Wright-Phillips some good, especially playing with Mark Viduka and Michael Owen.

Personally, I am suprised. Last season Wright-Phillips was on the verge of coming good at Chelsea. I thought he could have had a breakout season next year. To see him being sold means to me that there is indeed no money available.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

To spend £10m on SWP sems expensive when we have Milner on one wing and N'Zogbi on the other. Newcastle MUST prioritise with a left back a right back and a centre half. Starting a new season without out these acquisistion would be foolhardy to say the least.

6/18/2007 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for that completely irrelevant comment..

6/18/2007 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How on earth was that irrelevant?

It's a comment relating to the article, isn't that what leaving comments are for?

Since your comment doesn't relate I guess your pretty irrelevant, ey?

6/18/2007 7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mongs

6/18/2007 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wank me off

6/18/2007 11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing ya'll are mackems who not only don't understand football (other than yo-yo ethics) but cannot even join in simple conversation.

Shite, I really hope you overcome your learning disabilities.

Best of luck.

6/19/2007 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Buster said...

Likewise with above I cant see why we would want him at spurs we have no room for another pacey right winger. Although there is no doubting hes a great player we alreay have lennon and routledge and cant accomodate both of them!!

We need a natural left winger pedersen would be top of my shopping list this would make us a real force from both flanks as he is proven and also weighs in with his fair share of goals.

Interesting to see that Roman is pulling all his fiunds for transfers now i wonder if that would be the case if anothyer manager came in. Either he has no faith in Mourinho or he is getting boed of his little play thing.

Castle built on sand???

6/19/2007 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ha ha
So the russian's refused to give any more money to Spartak London and they're having a half price sale! What next buy one get one free. Hee Hee :-)
How's about selling Joe Cole for £10m and getting £30m Flopchenko for free! HE ain't worth shit anyway you mugs!

Now if only the rest of he premiership could organise themselves to not buy SWP for more than £5mil, would be a classic wind-up.

Haa haaa haaa haaa haa

Rides over boys, I hope you enjoyed you're two seasons in the sun. Now piss off out of the way and let the English footballing royalty get on with their thing.

6/19/2007 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the earlier post, it is irrelavent but only if don't follow the toon but then, if you don't follow the toon who gives a shit what you think.

6/19/2007 3:20 PM  

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