Former Chelsea and Manchester City winger Shaun Wright Phillips has been linked with a move away from Queens Park Rangers, as the club looks to bring down its wage bill. He is one of the highest earners at the club, as his contract is reported to be worth around £ 50,000 per week.

This is a wage that the club simply cannot afford in the Championship due to the lower TV revenue. Even though the parachute payments, the club will struggle to break even at the end of the season. As a result, he has been linked with a move away from the club in the last few weeks.

The player, though, has categorically denied such rumours by stating that he will remain at QPR this season because he wants to fulfil his contract. Wright Phillips signed the contract on deadline day in 2011. The four-year contract still has two years to run. QPR could have certainly done without an injury he suffered at the end of last season. He is one of the quality players in the team, but he missed the last two months due to an injury. QPR will be beginning the new season in the Championship against Sheffield Wednesday, and Wright Phillips is hoping to be part of the first team for this match.

“When I got injured, everyone stuck by me so I am not about to go anywhere anytime soon. I signed a contract and I want to fulfil it. I played in pre-season but it [ankle] just gets a bit angry every now and again after training. I played with worse last year so I should be able to [play against Wednesday],” said the winger. Shaun Wright Phillips was once the £24 million signing from Manchester City. He has won Premier league titles during his career.

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