New QPR signature hoping to lure Manchester City winger

QPR’s newest signing, former Newcastle and Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton, is hoping to attract former teammate, Shaun Wright-Phillips, to Loftus Road.

The 28 year-old was in the stands to watch his new side submit to a 2-0 defeat against Wigan, but will be hoping to have a more direct influence on turning the club’s luck around.

Wright-Phillips played alongside Barton at Manchester City, and QPR boss, Neil Warnock, is hopeful that will seal the deal for the winger.

Warnock stated: “We have made an offer and it’s been accepted. There are four clubs who have agreed and it’s really down to the player. Wigan are one of them.”

He added: “I think Joey [Barton] has spoken to him, I think they were room-mates at Man City so that might help. We have to see what happens. I think the big draw for Shaun is going back to London. His mum is down there and he’s got a house down there and we have to try to convince him.”

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