Newcastle Want Shaun Wright-Phillips On Loan

There is some news in the People today that Newcastle want to bring Shaun Wright-Phillips on loan to St James’ Park in the January transfer ­window.

Shaun Wright-Phillips – while at Chelsea

Alan Pardew will have precious little money to spend in January, and could try to do a loan deal to bolster what he sees as some weaknesses in the Newcastle squad.

Left back is one position that he has little cover for, but Alan may also think that Newcastle are short of wingers, other than Routledge and Gutierrez as established wing men.

It appears that West Ham and Liverpool are also keen on the former Chelsea player, but one big negative to take any Man City player on loan in January, is that Mancini wants the club to pay all his wages.

That could be a problem for a lot of clubs, since Man City are paying our ridiculously high wages to their players, some of which never even make the squad of 18 on match days.

Shaun is said to be on £70K/week at City, and that could well be a stumbling block for Newcastle, although we wonder what the loan fee would be on top of that?

Wages alone for 14 weeks at that level would be close to £1M for Newcastle.

But there’s no doubt Shaun Wright Philips could do a job for Newcastle, if the Tyneside club could secure him on loan through the end of the season.

Shaun has played 36 times for England with 6 goals and can play on either wing.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • geoff777

    Dec 26, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #1

    no thanks

  • lou9brasil

    Dec 26, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Don’t want him… He’s a money grabbing mercenary wouldn’t bring anything to the team we don’t already have ( a rich mans Wayne routledge )

  • lewman

    Dec 26, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #3

    if we payed only half his wages and no fee then it would be a good move as he will score goals if given a decent run, but he cant really cross so not much better than what we already have but i wouldnt say no as we are weak on the right apart from when we play joey out of position but then if nolan, joey or tiote get injured he would make it that bit less of a worry for us.

  • Brutooon

    Dec 26, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #4

    I thii he be a ood optionon the right.

    Might push up the tablr.

  • Steve_48

    Dec 26, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #5

    1. He can run fast
    2. He cannot control the ball
    3. Man Citeh ==> Mercenary
    4. Papertalk

  • Solaidback

    Dec 26, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #6


  • nodrog

    Dec 26, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Bloody headless chicken,

  • baro

    Dec 26, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #8

    with those wages he is on thats a hell no!

  • jimiley

    Dec 26, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Rubbish and we do not want another Jonas.

  • Dyer8

    Dec 26, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Bentley > A.Johnson >>>>>>SWP

  • Brutooon

    Dec 26, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #11

    For a striker why dont we go for kvin doyle?

    He been on average teams and been great. Hardworking and always score goals

  • brklyngeordie

    Dec 26, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #12

    wouldnt mind it definitely better then we have.. Bentley would be welcomed as well as long as he still remembers how to play geez its been forever for him

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 26, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Gervinho is our best bet, he can score goals and run down the wing.

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 26, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #14


  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Dec 26, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #15

    David would be better than……………………………………………..Torres

  • chuck

    Dec 27, 2010 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #16

    SWP, decent player before he went to Chelsea, same with Duff.
    Now, lost a couple of steps, gets pushed around, lightweight, cost too much.
    Need I say more?
    Understand Stoke are offering 5m. for Steve Ireland, now that would be a deal, one of the best inside rights in the game.
    We could use a playmaker and on his day, few are as good as Ireland, yeah Ben Arfa can do that role too and to a certain extent so can Joey.
    But think of having all three plus a decent right wing , plus Coleman backing him up.
    With jonas and Toro on the left, scares the hell outta me!


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