The former Queens Park Rangers forward joked on social media, while supporters were rather cynical...
The 33-year-old has signed a deal with New York Red Bulls after leaving QPR at the end of last season and puts an end to several years on these shores. Wright-Phillips was once of Chelsea, Manchester City and, of course, the R's but now joins his brother Bradley in MLS. And QPR fans appear delighted to be rid of him.
Former R's and Manchester City forward Rodney Marsh, meanwhile, shared a joke about how happy Wright-Phillips looks (he doesn't) after linking up with his brother.
One man who did react positively, sending the 33-year-old his best wishes on Twitter, was QPR striker Charlie Austin.
Supporters, however, were more cynical, and are pleased Wright-Phillips's career at Loftus Road is finally over. SWP didn't work out in west London by any means, while arguing with Harry Redknapp last season did his perception among fans no favours. In the end, they have both left - and few tears will be shared, it seems.
Here, then, is how Austin, Marsh and QPR fans reacted on Twitter to the move:
Wright Phillips brothers ecstatic about linking up in MLS pic.twitter.com/R9Jw0BMCDG— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) July 27, 2015
SWP close to signing for NY Red Bulls. How predictable was that? #QPR— Simon Prue (@SimonPrue_QPR) July 27, 2015
Expect SWP to light up the MLS given that his brother scores for fun out there.— Peter Jeffery (@PeterJeffery7) July 27, 2015
SWP must now be the most overrated footballer.— Yousef Marafi® (@Yousef_QPR) July 27, 2015