EPL Transfer Talk: Shaun Wright-Phillips Set To Trade Manchester for London

Blue RooContributor IIJanuary 11, 2011

SWP At Leicester: His last appearance for the club?
SWP At Leicester: His last appearance for the club?Clive Mason/Getty Images

Shaun Wright-Phillips of Manchester City is reportedly close to sealing a loan deal to Fulham for the rest of the season.

The winger has fallen down the pecking order behind David Silva, James Milner, Mario Balotelli and even Jo on the flanks.

A former fan's favourite, SWP has had poor form whenever given the chance and looks like he will be trading Manchester for London for the second time, though it is highly doubtful he will ever return to play for his first club ever again.

Mostly given runs-out in the Europa League, the 29-year-old has failed to impress and seems to have lost his pace, sparkle and enthusiasm for the game.

Once touted as England's most promising young winger, his move to Chelsea saw a drop in form and lack of game time, prompting a return to City.

He played in Manchester City's FA Cup match at Leicester City, and it looks as if that may well be his last appearance for the club.

Fulham Manager Mark Hughes is an admirer of the adopted son of Ian Wright, as he was the one that brought SWP back to City in 2008.

The deal is expected to be finalised in the next week or so.