Chelsea FC have signed English international winger Shaun Wright-Phillips from Manchester City FC for €30.4m.
Wright-Phillips, who has put pen to paper on a five-year contract, has risen to prominence at Manchester City in recent seasons with his bright displays on the right flank, combining skill on the ball with a superb eye for goal. The 23-year-old's consistent form prompted a call-up from England manager Sven-Göran Erikkson last season, with Wright-Phillips making four appearances for his country and scoring on his debut in a friendly against Ukraine.
'Become a better player'
Wright-Phillips said he was not worried about having to compete for a place with the likes of Joe Cole, Arjen Robben and Damien Duff: "Competition is just healthy really and will help make me a better player. I just want to try and get some medals and be a regular part of the team.
I want to play well for myself and for the fans, and for the coaching staff."
Chelsea coach José Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to sign Wright-Phillips and after several days of intense speculation has secured the services of a player who will strengthen the wealth of talent Premiership champions Chelsea have already assembled.
'One of the best'
Mourinho said of his latest acquisition: "He is one of the best players in England. He has the qualities that everybody is looking for in modern football. He's quick, he's intelligent, he's creative. He can break by himself and shape the balance of the team."