As we have been trailing for the last few days, Bradley Wright-Phillips has now signed for Charlton: Wright-Phillips
The fee is undisclosed, but the Western Morning News is saying it was less than the £300k Reading were prepared and may not be unadjacent to the £265k Plymouth have in outstanding tax debts.
The 26-year old is the son of former Arsenal and England player Ian Wright, and younger half-brother to Manchester City and England international Shaun Wright-Phillips, Ian's adopted son, with whom he used to play with at Manchester City. He grew up in Brockley, South London and attended the state school Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College nearby in New Cross Gate. He earned five England U20 caps.
Most Addicks seem underwhelmed by the news, but I am pleased. We are still not a wealthy club. Wright-Phillips is the leading scorer in League 1, despite having been troubled by a knee condition all season. He has been advised that he can continue playing without worsening the condition.
Not good news for Benson or even more so for Pawel Abbott, both recruited by Parky.