Wright has slammed the comments by Redknapp today regarding a potential loan deal for SWP, stating on Twitter that his reason for staying at Loftus Road had nothing to do with money and that Redknapp was simply deflecting from the pressure he is currently under at the club, who are struggling at the bottom of the Premier League:
Ridiculous statement about not wanting to go on loan!!! You get paid the same money when you're on loan— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) January 16, 2015
@swp29 at least all this talk takes away from the pressure he's under!— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) January 16, 2015
Earlier in the day the former Tottenham boss had claimed that Wright-Phillips was staying at QPR because of the money, despite being offered several good loan deals in the Championship. According to The Telegraph Redknapp stated:
"I like Shaun, he's a good lad, who comes in and trains well.
"We offered him opportunities to go out on loan to Blackburn, Bolton and Charlton but he's got a great contract here. I said to him that he needs to move on to play football. But it's very difficult to get that sort of money elsewhere.
"You can't blame the boy."
The former Manchester City and Chelsea player, who is the adopted son of the Arsenal legend, joined QPR for an undisclosed fee in August 2011 but played just 13 times in the Championship last season and has not featured at all in the 2014-15 Premier League season.
SWP gave his reason on why he was not ready to leave QPR on Twitter earlier today, suggesting that he was ready to stick around for a relegation battle.