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?