Goalkeeper Wright set for Town return

RICHARD Wright is poised to rejoin Ipswich Town.The Everton keeper, who was on the bench for their 4-2 defeat against Manchester United, has been told he will not be offered a new deal at Goodison Park and will become a free agent in the summer.

By Derek Davis

RICHARD Wright is poised to rejoin Ipswich Town.

The Everton keeper, who was on the bench for their 4-2 defeat against Manchester United, has been told he will not be offered a new deal at Goodison Park and will become a free agent in the summer.

Although a number of clubs are interested in the former England keeper, it is understood he favours a return to Portman Road.


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Although Wright was at the Playford Road training centre during the week, it is understood no formal talks have been held as yet.

Blues boss Jim Magilton would not be drawn on Wright's return, nor would he rule out the possibility.

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He said: “We are aware that Richard will be available in the summer. He is a player that will always be linked with Ipswich because of his close connections with the club.”

Wright has been on decent Premiership wages, believed to be around £20,000 a week, so would have to take a massive pay cut.

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