Wright-Phillips returns to City

28 August 2008 02:31
Manchester City have pulled off a major transfer coup after re-signing former winger Shaun Wright-Phillips on a four-year contract. Wright-Phillips, 26, has rejoined the Citizens for an undisclosed fee after three unsuccessful seasons with Chelsea. The England winger had been linked with moves to Eastlands, Aston Villa and Portsmouth on the back of another frustrating season at Stamford Bridge. The wideman started just 43 Premier League games during his time with Chelsea and his lack of first-team action saw him miss out on the England squad for the 2006 World Cup. But Wright-Phillips, who left City in July 2005 in a £21million deal, is delighted to be back at his former club. "Obviously I'm delighted to come back to City and I just can't wait to get started again," he told the club's official website. Manager Mark Hughes was also thrilled with the acquisition, saying: "I've always admired him and he's certainly been a target of mine since I came to the football club. "To actually secure the deal and bring Shaun back home is a fantastic coup for us and I'm sure the supporters will be just as excited as we are to have him back at Manchester City."

Source: ESA