Report: Bradley Wright-Phillips eyes Bournemouth loan

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by DAVE MARTINEZ

Bradley Wright-Phillips could go on an offseason loan to the Premier League.

That news comes courtesy of ESPN FC who claim the Red Bulls’ leading striker would be open to a temporary move to the recently promoted, goal starved Bournemouth.

EoS could not confirm the report at the time of publishing.

Wright-Phillips, 30, has been a fixture and standout with New York since joining the club in 2013. He won the league Golden Boot in 2014, scoring 27 goals on the season — good for a tie of the MLS all-time single season goal scoring record. He led the club this year in goals as well, scoring 17 goals and adding seven assists to his ledger.

Bournemouth could use a player of his skill. The club is currently 19th in the 20 team Premier League table with an awful 2W-3D-8L record. They’ve scored 14 goals in 13 matches, accumulating an ugly -13 goal differential — the second lowest margin in the league.

Bradley Wright-Phillips would be the first Red Bulls player since Thierry Henry to take on an offseason loan. Henry did so in 2012, featuring in four Premier League matches for Arsenal, scoring a game winner against Sunderland. He also debuted against Leeds in the FA Cup where he scored the lone goal of the encounter.

  • Justin

    If he goes, he will never come back

    • jimbo

      He can always come back and retire in MLS.

  • Sammy the Red Bull

    He would come back, because as good as he is in MLS, BWP is not a starting number 9 in the EPL. Bournmouth are in desperate need of a striker and Bradley is a good short term stop gap.

  • He will go,fail and hurry back if he don’t get hurt