Shaun Wright-Phillips(credit: Warren
Winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has admitted he is desperate to end his career with Manchester City.
Wright-Phillips was linked with a move away from the City of Manchester Stadium during the January transfer window, but City were believed to have rejected several loan bids following an injury to Adam Johnson.
However, speculation about the 29-year-old’s future continues to rumble on, with many expecting him to be one of the players leaving this summer.
But Wright-Phillips is hopeful of not leaving the club for the second time in his career.
He told the club’s official website: “It feels like I am part of the furniture here.
“I would love to retire a City player and I have my fingers crossed it is something that can still happen.
“When I did leave in 2005, I broke down crying on the way to sign for Chelsea, but back then, we needed the money my sale brought in.
“The fans didn't even turn their back on me then. They always give me a brilliant reception and I can't explain how good that feels.”
Wright-Phillips is now keen to repay the supporters and he sees no better way than winning their upcoming FA Cup semi-final showdown with fierce rivals Manchester United and going on to lifting the trophy in May.
He added: “I want to fulfil a lifelong dream and help win a trophy for our fans.
“I wouldn't just want to beat United and then lose in the final - we need to get to the final and win it.
“If I could play even a small part of making that happen, I would be a happy man.”