Red Bulls sign Wright Philips

The New York Red Bulls have clinched the signing of former Southampton forward Bradley Wright Philips for the new season of Major League Soccer and will team him up with legendary Arsenal and France forward Thierry Henry in attack as they mount an all out assault for a spot in the play-off places.

The former Manchester City player signed with the New York side on Wednesday, when it was announced by the MLS as the club and the player’s representative. Wright Philips is the son of legendary Arsenal striker Ian Wright and the brother of another former Manchester City player and current Queens Park Rangers winger Shawn Wright Philips.

Bradley began his career with the Manchester giants when he signed for the academy side before graduating in 2004 and going on to make several first team appearances for the Citizens over the next two years.

However, with foreign investment slowly taking the club forward, the striker was let go and he joined Southampton, scoring 22 goals in 111 appearances for the Saints in all competitions.

The player has also had spells at lower league sides including Plymouth Argyle as well as Charlton Athletic and scored 5 goals in 15 appearances for Brentford where he spent a season on loan before deciding to switch to the United States and the ever growing Major League Soccer.

Andy Roxburgh, the sporting director of the New York Red Bulls stated that since his talents was discovered by Manchester City and honed at their famous academy and his stint with the Under-20 side of the England national team, Bradley Wright Philips has matured a lot and grown into a brilliant goal scorer over the years, be it playing as a striker or winger and the club hopes to see him in full flow in Major League Soccer.