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Deal Close: Former Queens Park Rangers winger set to join MLS side

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Former Queens Park Rangers winger Shaun Wright-Phillips is set to join MLS side New York Red Bulls, according to ITV

Wright-Phillips is set to join New York Red Bulls

Wright-Phillips is set to join New York Red Bulls

The 33-year-old has been training with the club since June and looks set to join his brother Bradley in the States, where he has been playing for the last two years.

He was released by QPR at the end of the season following their relegation from the Premier League as boss Chris Ramsey looked to get rid of the deadwood, in an attempt to build a squad that can bounce back at the first time of asking.

Wright-Phillips, a former England international has 36 caps, and joined the Hoops in 2011 on an undisclosed fee from Manchester City and went on to make 74 appearances, scoring two goals.

He had made just 18 outings in all competitions in the last two seasons and the Daily Mail reported in January that former boss Harry Redknapp claimed the winger was happy sitting on the bench collecting his wage rather than go out on loan.

A fans favourite at City where Wright-Phillips had two spells, his £21 million move to Chelsea in 2005 saw him win a Premier League winners medal, an FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield in his three years at Stamford Bridge.

There is no doubting that SWP needs to rejuvenate his career after what has been a stagnant few years for the winger, and the MLS could be a perfect platform for him to excel and flourish during the latter stages of his professional career.

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