Wright-Phillips returns to Manchester City
Thursday 28 August 2008
Manchester City have completed the signing of Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, for an undisclosed fee.
The 26-year-old, who had a seven-year spell with City from 1998 until 2005, has signed a four-year contract after completing a medical this morning.
Wright-Phillips told City's official website, told mcfc.co.uk: "Obviously I'm delighted to come back to City and I just can't wait to get started again."
Wright-Phillips left City for Stamford Bridge in July 2005, for a fee of £21m.
However, he started only 43 matches for the Blues and became frustrated at a lack of first-team action.
City boss Mark Hughes said: "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."
Wright-Phillips is expected to be presented to the media at a press conference at the City of Manchester Stadium tomorrow.
More to follow...
Latest in Sport
What time is the 2015 WWE Royal Rumble on? TV details and full card
Sam Burgess: Bath and England's next big thing
Andy Murray gets his revenge over Grigor Dimitrov to face home favourite Nick Kyrgios in Australian Open
Brighton 2 Arsenal 3 player ratings: Did Tomas Rosicky's performance and goal make him man of the match at Amex Stadium?
Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Glen Johnson to stay; Fabian Delph move goes up in flames; Marc-Andre Ter Stegen for loan deal
- 1 Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd