Newcastle May Have To Wait For Wright-Phillips

With Chelsea not having any manager right now, following the sacking of Avram Grant, it will be difficult for Newcastle to make progress with one of their transfer targets, Shawn Wright-Phillips.


Shaun Wright-Phillips – wants to leave Chelsea?

It now seems clear today that indeed Kevin Keegan is interested in bringing Shaun Wright-Phillips to Tyneside, and revitalize his career, which has gone stale during the last half of the season at Chelsea.

The Greenwich-born winger moved to Chelsea 3 seasons ago for around £22M, from Manchester City, but has been unable to nail down a first team place continually, and indeed in 3 seasons he has only appeared for Chelsea 81 times, the majority of those being as a substitute, so his playing time has not be great.

It would appear that Newcastle will need to wait for the new manager being appointed, and as one can imagine, lots of names are being mentioned as possible new managers at the top London club.

Of course, there is always the chance too, that the new manager will not want to let Shawn Wright-Phillips leave the club, although it would appear that those at the club think he is dispensable, and we think Shawn also wants away from Chelsea.

The 26 year old talented winger could do a lot worse than come to Newcastle and play for Kevin Keegan again.

Comments welcome.

30 comments so far

  • ronaldeano

    May 26, 2008 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #1

    Hope so but i cant see it happening realy 🙁

  • scottish mag

    May 26, 2008 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #2

    abramovich would probably accept a bid himself, as he really wants to be the manager.

    so just go ahead and test the man with a £8m bid and see what happens

  • Ryan

    May 26, 2008 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #3

    ya, we should try to make a bid right now b4 it’s too late

  • ronaldeano

    May 26, 2008 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #4

    I recon 8mil is a bit low for a player of his quality, other teams will come in and better that offer and we will lose out because we have a tight arse owner. Unfortunately this will happen a lot over the summer and we will be left with scraps once again. I sincerely hope im wrong tho

  • MathewS.africa1988

    May 26, 2008 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Its shaun not shawn ed:) dont think we have much chance of gettin tho.. Would be a great signing if we could tho.. I reckon it will be all down to keegans magic if we can, the prob is that it seems he is not all involve with the ‘courting’ of players.. Very poor imo

  • Az

    May 26, 2008 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #6

    There is absolutely no chance of him coming to us muppets man, more likely he will join a team like Everton, Villa or Portsmouth.

    Plus we probably won’t even make a competetive bid for him

  • ronaldeano

    May 26, 2008 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #7

    Come on MA show us a bit of ambition and get your cheque book out ffs

  • Ben_BKK

    May 26, 2008 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #8

    Did Chelsea really pay 22 million quid for him?? If that’s not some sort of typo, that’s just insane…

  • ronaldeano

    May 26, 2008 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #9

    Az, u are bang on mate, Tight Ashley wont be making any big signings because he wants to keep all his money to blow in the casinos in London with our new chairman

  • MathewS.africa1988

    May 26, 2008 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #10

    Kenyon said 2 or 3 days ago that they will reduce the squad size from 27 to 22, thats not taking into account that they will bring in another 2 or 3 top players.. Atleast 7 or 8 of the existing player will be available. As i said in an earlier post, most of the players that wil be available are better than what we have already.. I think there is a good chance we will put an offer in for a couple of their players

  • Nick Dryden

    May 26, 2008 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #11

    Have we not learnt anything from Duff, Babayaro and Parker. Why do we look to buy players who are the top 4 teams’ rejects, will be on massive wages and whose motivation levels are non existent after having been at Chelsea. Golden rule – Never buy people on the way down, which in reality at this moment in time moving to us would be. If we had got SWP from City 3 years ago instead of Luque etc, that would have been great. I would much rather see LUA LUA come through just as SWP did at City. I’m personally much happier being linked with young talented emerging players eager to prove themselves.
    I think Kadar, Edgar , Tozer and Lua Lua could all make the grade. Manu did it with Beckham, Scholes, Giggs, Nevilles, Butt etc. What we really need is a continental ” technical ”’ coach to bring the kids through. You can’t under estimate what a good coach like Quiroz does.

  • Ben_BKK

    May 26, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Apart from SWP, I think Bridge would be a good buy if available, perhaps Sidwell (though he strikes me as a bit of a money-grabbing tw*t after he joined Chelsea for free), Kalou’s not bad if they’re getting rid of him…

  • ronaldeano

    May 26, 2008 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #13

    Nick Dryden, im all for us signing good promising youngsters for the future, but that dosent help the first team at the minute. We need 2-3 top quality players that can come streight into the first team and galvanise the club so we can get into Europe next season, then the youngsters can try and break into the first team. Our squad is to small and it lacks quality in some areas. If MA spent some money and sorted players contracts we would be much better off mate

  • The Entertainers

    May 26, 2008 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #14

    My biggest worry is if we go for SWP, then what of Milner? Sure he has not set St James alight YET, but he was in my opinion our best player under Big Sam. Now i know that did’nt take alot of doing, but the kids got heart and ability. He is with out a doubt one of Englands bright young stars and we have him! You dont know what you’ve got till its gone sometimes.

  • MarK

    May 26, 2008 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #15

    spent money? sounds as if the transfer window is already shut =/ ..he will release some money but I wont have high hopes for who we can attract at the moment

  • Nick Dryden

    May 26, 2008 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #16

    I hear what you’re saying Ronaldeano, but if we’re going to splash the cash then let’s go for Gomez, Gomis, Pandev and Veloso – real quality younger players. We need people who are motivated even if it only short term. My point about the likes of Duff and Babayaro etc who have come from Chelsea is that they are perma crocks on huge wages who feel they have nothing to prove.

  • valle

    May 26, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #17

    Stuart Rayner in the Journal:

    With Blues scouting chief Frank Arnesen still in place there is nothing to stop Chelsea’s transfer business continuing as normal. But, while the Dutchman will be happy to let squad players such as Steve Sidwell go, he might prefer not to have any senior figures move in or out until he can be sure the decisions meet with the approval of the new manager.

    Im glad you didnt take that part in your post Ed… Arnesen is Danish, which any true reporter would either know or look into before making an article!!!


    May 26, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #18

    its Keiron Dyer in disguise – no.

    sign hungry youth and Ronaldeano i think you will find have of the youth out there would help the first team straight away. I all honesty i would drop and get rid of the majority of the team to improvements. ANd give there place to players who are keen and hungry to play who can only get better.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 26, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #19

    get him in, sell milner for the same price we buy swp for. wright-phillips on one wing, turan on the other, emre and veloso in the middle. suddenly one of the best midfields in england

  • Leo

    May 26, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #20

    be fair scott parker was a great player for us in a time of a reallybad team, he workd soo hard for the cause alot of the time it left him incapable to get up from the ground…

    swp would be a player to works hard becsuse thats what daddy told him to do

    its called ethics and im sure he has high hopes for his own future in the england squad also

  • 9 Shearer

    May 26, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #21

    I dont like him> Duff is far much better than him. he is selfish and doesnt know how to cross all he can is run and Duff can also run and dribble.

  • D B F

    May 26, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #22

    swp is a LOT better than any of our current wingers and he also has a lot to prove so i think hed be an ecellent signing

  • Stami

    May 26, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #23

    Duff is NOT better that SWP! Mayb on Par a few years ago but not now! Duff usually runs with the ball, instead of making off the simple pass!

  • Archie Brand

    May 26, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Yeah, just what we need – beef up the front line with another electric dwarf.

    Some of you have very short memories.
    When he’s on form Duff is a good as anything we have. You can’t blame him for being left out.

    Parker was brilliant for us.
    Some goons in the crowd started getting at him for not committing to tackles, failing to take into consideration that he’d been taken off injured the week before and was only playing because we were short of players.
    No-one who watched him get carried off with concussion in the game against Arsenal could ever question his commitment, passion and talent.

    If you want to have a go at someone try figuring out what N’Zogbia and Martins are up to. There are days when they are brilliant and others when you can see that they dont give a toss.

    If the likes of N’Zogbia, Martins and Owen are fit, why on earth would you want Phillips?

  • Stami

    May 26, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #25

    Archie Brand – and when they are not fit…do we just sit around and wait for them like we did when Roeder was around with his tiny squad! Competition for places is never a bad thing, especially if you think some players(Martins and Zoggy) are not giving 110%. Do agree however about needing a bit more size up front! lets hope that Viduka can stay fit and that we see a few great performances from young Andy Carroll!

  • Tom

    May 26, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #26

    “It now seems clear today that indeed Kevin Keegan is interested in bringing Shaun Wright-Phillips to Tyneside”

    Sorry have i missed something? it seems clear? the only time i think we can really say something is clear is when some quotes come out confirming it. as far as i can see, this story has as much truth in it as that marcelinho joke yesterday. Love it if i could be proved wrong but at the moment i think this, and all the other transfer rumours are anything but clear.

  • Ross

    May 26, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #27

    “newcastle may have to wait for swp”…

    we may have to wait for him? we’ll be waiting a bloody long time cos there’s no way he’s coming here.

  • TomPoon

    May 26, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #28

    would be a class act if we could get hime but dont think it will happen.

    Turan for me and then Arshavin

  • Piers

    May 26, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #29

    SWP isn’t even that good anyway. To be honest we don’t need him

  • Peter Frampton

    May 27, 2008 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #30

    From what i’ve heard he’s actually quite happy to be getting payed 50k a week for sitting on his arse doing nothing. He doesn’t want to leave London because he’s got family there. He’s got another year or two on his current contract and i really don’t think he is motivated to make a move to Newcastle. I think he’ll only move when his contract expires, or if another London based club come to the table…


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