Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wright-Phillips deal confirmed

"Obviously I'm delighted to come back to City and I just can't wait to get started again."
>>Shaun Wright-Phillips.
"I've always admired him and he's certainly been a target of mine since I came to the football club, to actually secure the deal and bring Shaun back home is a fantastic coup for us and I'm sure the supporters will be just as excited as we are to have him back at Manchester City."
>>Mark Hughes.

I did have certain reservations about bring Wright-Phillips back, but on the whole welcomed the move, and I have to say there was a definite buzz and feelgood factor from Blues this afternoon when the news filtered through.

From the poll I ran here on the blog, some 83% of you were positive about re-signing him as well.

There are aspects that I previously mentioned that hopefully will be answered by Wright-Phillips once he gets back in the line up and hopefully hits form, but there is no denying that his arrival gives us another dimension going forward and with him Petrov and Elano as attacking midfielders provides us with an enviable midfield trio.

Hopefully he will get his verve back and show the desire that can propel him back to the top of his game and the heights that he climbed before.

At £9 million, it is certainly a good move and a minimal risk in terms of outlay for a player who lest we forget is still only 26 years old and still theoretically to hit his peak.

And ironically enough, his first home back as a City player? Chelsea on September 13th.

vote it up!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It will be great for City to see him burning the down the wing and Lets hope he can get back into 3 lions form!