Shaun Wright Phillips wanted Chelsea skipper, John Terry to join him at New York.

This was before John Terry has handed a one-year deal to remain at Stamford Bridge. The 35-year old English International was unlikely to receive a new contract at the season end, this made Wright-Phillips, who is currently playing with brother Bradley for New York Red Bulls, want to see his former Blues team-mates join him Stateside.

Wright-Phillips, 34, said:

“It would be amazing to have JT here.

“Everyone knows he has been one of the best players in England for a long time.

“He’s been amazing for his entire career and his reading of the game is unbelievable.

“To have someone here like him – even if it’s not at this club – would really benefit this league and benefit the players playing around him.

“Learning off him first hand instead of just watching on TV would give a boost to all players, whether it’s with or against him.”

Wright-Phillips moved to the Big Apple last summer after a career in England that saw him make 299 Premier League appearances and earn 36 international caps. The former Manchester City star is one name on a long list of Englishmen that have moved to America with the liked of Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole.

Wright-Phillips made the headline recently when Kasper Schmeichel lifed the English Premier League with Leicester City. Ian Wright and Shaun Wright-Phillips transformed into the chief father-kid pair to finish this after Wright-Phillips was a bit of Chelsea’s title-winning side in 2006, while Wright won it with Arsenal in 1998. Schmeichel won five Premier League trophies with Manchester United together and now his kid Kasper joined the Wrights as Leicester city ended their fairy tale season in style.

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