Wright-Phillips on verge of QPR switch

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Updated: August 26, 2011

Out of favour Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips is on the verge of completing a move to Premier League new boys Queens Park Rangers.

The former Chelsea striker has been allowed to talk to clubs in an attempt to secure a move away from the Ethiad Stadium. He hardly featured for City last season and Roberto Mancini will allow SWP to be sold in an attempt to trim down his squad ahead of the 25 man squad deadline.

Wright-Phillips made his City debut back in 1998, he then moved to London in 2005 when Chelsea splashed out £21 million for the speedy winger. He impressed in his first season at the Bridge but then failed to hold down a first team spot and was sold back to Man City for £8.5 million. He has made 64 appearances for City since rejoining them back in 2008 and has had only a handful of opportunities in the last few months.

With the arrival of Samir Nasri, the England international has fallen down the pecking order further and a move is the only option now it seems for him as he looks to resurrect his career. He has made 36 caps for England and has been linked with numerous Premier League clubs this summer including Stoke, Bolton and QPR. The winger is thought to prefer a move back to the capital and talks have taken place between Neil Warnock and Wright-Phillips.

QPR are desperately looking to bring in some Premier League experience and the City winger would be a fantastic addition to their squad. In other news from Loftus Road, Joey Barton has completed a medical with QPR but the midfielder is yet to make his mind up on whether he wants to join them. Aston Villa have also confirmed that Luke Young is in talks with the Premier League new boys.

Written by Ryan Bailey, @ryanbaileysport

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