Report: Wolves linked with Shaun Wright-Phillips as replacement for Bakary Sako

Shaun Wright Phillips

Wolves reportedly want to sign Wright-Phillips this summer.

Bakary Sako left Wolves at the end of last season, and a report in the Express and Star claims that the Championship side are looking at Wright-Phillips as his replacement.

The former England international is currently out of contract, having last played with QPR, and has been training with New York Red Bulls for the last few weeks.

However, Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has been impressed by the 33-year-old, and although his wage demands could be excessive, Wright-Phillips is seen as a perfect experienced replacement for Sako.

Is Wright-Phillips what Wolves need?

Despite his increasing age, Wright-Phillips would be an excellent purchase for the Championship side. He has not played much football in recent years, but has undoubted talent, and if given a starting role could be allowed to prosper once again.

Financial demands will likely be high, although Wolves are saving a large portion of their budget due to Sako’s departure, and it is unlikely that the club will find a replacement for the Malian international as talented as Wright-Phillips.

Although a surprising rumour to have come out in recent days, if Wolves could agree some form of pay-as-you-play deal with Wright-Phillips, they could just be signing a player who will help them over the line and into the Premier League.

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