Newcastle Reported After Wright-Phillips On Loan

Newcastle are reported today in the Daily Mail, to be interested in Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Shaun Wright-Phillips – Newcastle interested?

Manchester City are trying to loan out a few of their players in January.

But in order to be in line with the new UEFA Financials Fair Play rules that start next season, they will soon need to have a clear out of some of their high wage earners, who are fringe players, in order to be able to balance their books.

And it could even turn into a fire sale this summer, the longer these players remain on their books.

Bolton and Fulham are the two other clubs thought to be interested in signing the player on loan through the end of the season, but one negative is that the club taking the winger will have to cough up all of Shaun’s very high £70K/week wages.

Since Mark Hughes has already worked with the player at Manchester City,  it could be that the London club are favorites to sign the player, but we don’t know if Shaun would want to join a club in a relegation battle, even though it is just on loan.

One thing that Alan Pardew revealed over the weekend was that he is on the look-out for a left sided player, who can add to the capabilities Newcastle already have in Enrique and Gutierrez, but Pardew has pinpointed this area as a weakness when either player is out injured.

Wright-Phillips is at home on either wing, and would add some speed and penetration down the wings for the Tyneside club.

The 29 year-old Greenwich-born player has played 248 times for Man City, over two spells with the club, and has 47 goals.

In the three seasons he was at Chelsea, Shaun played 124 times with 10 goals, and has represented England 36 times with 6 goals.

Comments welcome.

39 comments so far

  • arcarius

    Jan 17, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #1

    No thanks!
    Doubt he’s crosses are better than Routledge neway, though he’ll get a couple of odd goals every now and then


    Jan 17, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #2

    If Pardew says we are after a left sided player for balance, which we do need, then Shaun Wright Phillips will not be coming on loan. He can NOT be signed as the balance needed on the left as he is all right foot. Fast and average, with his pace days slowly starting to fade as is his career. How about Matt Taylor from Bolton for left hand side cover or Patrick Van Aanholt from Chelsea. Both in my opinion would improve our left handside balance and our squad.

  • daneevz

    Jan 17, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #3

    can we afford 70k a week for him?

  • Toonkistan

    Jan 17, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #4

    dont want him…next pls

  • Manx Magpie

    Jan 17, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #5

    I’m tired of the constant transfer rumours of who we’re gonna sign, it’s just getting boring now. We either sign someone of we don’t.

  • HamarMagpie

    Jan 17, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #6

    If we can afford 70K a week is a relevant question. If he’s worth that silly wages is another one. And in my opinion the answer to that is a crystal clear NO WAY!!!

  • toonboyjake

    Jan 17, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Geordie69 Matt Taylor is a great call, not sure bolton would sell though, decent delivery for left midfield and can defend if he plays left back


    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Daneevz, we would probably only have to pay half his wages to loan him if we were after him. Joey Barton is playing out of his skin supplying great ammuntion so why do we need a right midfielder? That leaves Nolan, Tiote, Gosling and Guthrie to fight for the two cental midfield positions with Jonas, who only needs a long rest to rediscover his best form and Arfa, Routledge and a new left footed player as cover ie, Taylor or Van Aanholt, who could both cover Enrique as well.

    Our midfield is starting to look very strong.

    RM Barton
    RM Jonas
    CM Nolan
    CM Tiote
    CM Gosling
    CM Guthrie
    LM Arfa
    LM Cover, either M Taylor or Van Aanholt

    Leaving Lua Lua, Vucic, Donaldson and Ferguson to be loaned out, obviously when Lua Lua is fit again.

    Routledge and Smith can leave.

    In defence we have,

    RB Simpson
    RB Perch, give him time, remember Enrique and Colocinni and many others in there first season.
    LB Enrique
    LB Cover either M Taylor or Van Aanholt
    CD Colocinni
    CD Williamson
    CD S Taylor
    CD Campbell, last season then Kadar will be ready to replace.

    Again loan or keep on loan Kadar.

    In goal we are blessed with Harper,Krul and Forster.

    Loan out either Krul or Forster again next season.

    Up front I still think we are pretty weak.

    CF Carroll
    CF ? Bothryod, is better than Ameobi and Best in my opinion and would improve our squad. Remember this is not Football Manager and we can not sign Benzema, Torres and Drogba like some fans wish to believe.
    CF ? Pace, someone in the Bellamy mould, on the field!
    CF ? Pace, someone like Sears, who I know would score loads of goals given confidence and a decent run with a good team.

    Leaving Ranger and Airey to be loaned out.

    Ameobi, Best, Lovenkrands and Xisco to be sold.

    Just my thoughts on how to improve our squad on a budget.

  • toonboyjake

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #9

    looks like we’re definately not getting bothroyd, dave jones has come out this morning and said he’s staying

  • jimmyxavi

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #10

    I still think that we have a good enough squad to acheive a respectable position in the league this year.

    Next season the likes of Vuckic, Lua Lua, Ranger, Kadar, Ferguson, Tozer, Moyo and Airey will all be pushing looking to have some sort of impact in the first team squad.


    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #11

    Toonboyjake, I think Matty Taylor is one of the most under rated players in the premiership. Would be perfect for our weakness right now. Shame about Boothroyd as he is a step up on Ameobi and Best. Of course he is no Drogba and co but he is better than all but Carroll.

  • shear-class

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #12

    I would like Juan Manuel Vargas on the left wing
    quick very powerful and his crosses are wicked i think he is 23yrs old check him out here

  • jimmyxavi

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #13

    Also i think that Forster will be our Number 1 next season. He has proved it that he can handle the pressure of playing week in week out at a top club.


    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #14

    Jimmyxavi, I don’t think Tozer will make it as a premiership player. Ferguson and Airey need time in the gym on the weights machine, think they will be a couple of seasons away from being physically ready.


    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #15

    Shear class, in regards to Juan Manuel Vargas, he would cost us about 10 million! Another football manager type signing. I would like Gareth Bale but its not being realistic. No harm in dreaming mind!

  • jimmyxavi

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #16


    Pardew has already said that he will give the likes of Vuckik,Airey and Ferguson the chance as he feels that they are pushing for a place. Ferguson looked a class act when he came on against West Ham

  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #17

    I think forster will be No 1 next season to and i wouldn’t mind hugo rodallega from wigan feel he is underated good, pace, movement and touch works hard up top on his own gets about 10-15 goals a season in a crap pie head team has premiership experiance and he is still 25 what do you think

  • toony tempah

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #18

    SWP is massively overated, he has just got pace, nothing else

  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #19

    as for swp is crap rather we got krancjar from spuds

  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #20

    or Ait fana from montpellier he is young quick and looks class and fox from burnley he handled the prem last season still only 23 and would jump at the chance to be back up.

  • 123craig

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #21

    you must be class at footy manager, wat a class analysis of our team! hahah and in reply to your matty taylor argument, yes i agree with you he is one of the most underated players, thats why i think it would be unfair to bring him in as only cover for enrique and ben arfa, hes better than a squad player, thats why i think we should leave him at Bolton, he deserves first team football and he wouldnt get that at the toon.


    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #22

    123craig, ha cheers, that is always going to be a problem in bringing an older player in, they would want to be playing football, unless they are collecting massive wages for nothing. It is always going to be hard to find better players than we have who are prepared to fight for a place. Who would come in and replace Enrique or a fit Ben Arfa on an average wage, answer probably no one. You would have to be a die hard toon fan to take up the challenge. The so called top sides offer stupid wages to improve there squads. As for football manager, I would be able to get any job in the country If they wanted footie manager experience, hahaha Just won every trophy with Darlington.

  • singamagpie

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #23

    I think we can forget anybody who currently earns above 35k a week unless we sell someone from the team.

    And looks like Pardew is focusing on a LB cover instead of getting another striker and Winger due to the returning Gosling and Ben Arfa. Most likely coming from Lower divisions.

    Pardew prefers 2 big strikers instead of big-small combination. I remember his West Ham days he had Harewood, Zamora and Ashton bullying defenders.

  • Sav

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Spend the money on a good fast partner for Carroll and a top right-back and we are sorted.
    And one more year on loan for Forster before he takes over Harps’ gloves. Next stop, Champions League.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Patrick Van Aanholt from Chelsea please. That a winger that can play on both flanks and a striker and we’re sorted.

  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #26

    Gradel 23 , lw – leeds 3m or 2m and smith,
    fox 23, lb – burnley 2-3m,

    then Rodallega in the summer when the pie heads go down,

    el toro/fox
    ben arfa/gradel
    easy peasy lemon squeezy

  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #27

    oh and in summer release lovenkrands and smith (if can’t offer him as part of the gradel deal) sell xisco and raylor or offer him back to pie head country bring in rodallega strikers being

    vukic and ranger backing them up

  • Lyons

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #28


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  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #29

    ha ha wants to go to villa must have thing for struggling teams

  • Davies

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #30

    To be fair, I’d take Bent. He’d probably score a shed load for us.

    I thing PVA would be a very good bye. He was awesome for us last year and I don’t doubt for a second that he’d be every bit as comfortable playing as a left winger as he is at left back.

  • 123craig

    Jan 17, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #31

    geordie 69, yeh i agree, would love to see van aanholt back, thought he was a good little player like, but it must be pretty shit knowing your only going to get signed to be a cover player for someone better than you. thats why they are hard to come by. i honestly rate young shane ferguson, he will develop into a good little player imo.

    haha!! darlington world best team!!! i am lincoln city atm, just started first season played 5 won 4!!! champions league here we come!!!

  • RichK

    Jan 17, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #32

    I reckon Matt Etherington at Stoke would be a great shout! He did really well under AP at West Ham and his crossing is by far some of the best in the EPL, would suit Carroll down to the ground! Also like Matty Taylor as others have mentioned!

  • The Leazus End

    Jan 17, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #33

    i would go for babel on loan

  • chuck

    Jan 17, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #34

    Agree with most posters, not a good idea !
    No better than Routledge and @ seventy grand a week ? think Ashley will go for that, he aint that crazy.
    Yeah when he was originally with Citeh , was a decent player, got his goals etc., but lost a step and is too fragile, sorry !

  • davis_toons

    Jan 17, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #35

    Juan Manuel Vargas is a little like Carlos tevez.
    Quite a nice strong player esp on the left.

  • balubas1

    Jan 17, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #36

    We got a very good signing in Ben Arfa.

    Like the rest of you I am dreaming of a new signing that will really lift the team.

    But all in all: I am happy we signed Ben Arfa, and that will be enough for me along with us managing to keep Tiote, Carroll, Barton and Enrique. All players sought after by competitors.

  • balubas1

    Jan 17, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #37

    RichK: agree with you on Etherington. Exciting player. But I think Stoke rate him highly so he will not go cheap. We should pay max 4 mill for that player.

    The most realistic is that AP snaps up somone from the lower leagues.. there are talents all around. We could strike the jackpot there… you never know.

  • NOVA2967

    Jan 17, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #38

    Kieran Gibbs on loan for cover at LB and LW

  • repo

    Jan 17, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #39

    We got good cover on the left with shane ferguson ect,,,


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