New York Red Bulls' Bradley Wright-Phillips shoots down AFC Bournemouth loan rumors

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HANOVER, N.J. – When it comes to a possible short-term Premier League move for 2014 MLS Golden Boot winner Bradley Wright-Phillips, mum’s the word around New York Red Bulls camp.

After scoring 44 goals over the past two seasons, Wright-Phillips has understandably caught the eye of clubs around the world, and a move back to his native England may be in the cards. According to ESPNFC, recently-promoted Barclays Premier League side AFC Bournemouth have reportedly shown interest in a possible winter loan move for the 30-year-old.

The 2014-15 Football League Championship title winners are reportedly in the market for some strike force reinforcements after Callum Wilson went down with an ACL injury, shelving the Englishman for six months.

But according to Wright-Phillips himself, there may not be much to the recent news.
“I don’t know anything about it,” he told after training on Friday. “I don’t know.”

Of course, Wright-Phillips likely has more important things on his mind these days, namely making up the two-goal deficit that the Red Bulls have dug for themselves after the first leg of the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Eastern Conference Championship vs. Columbus Crew SC (Sunday, 7:30 pm ET, FS1, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports GO, MLS LIVE).
As for his head coach, Jesse Marsch admitted he had heard the rumors but hasn’t yet sat down to address them with his star striker.
“I haven’t even spoken with Brad or Ali [Curtis, Red Bulls sporting director] about that, so that may give you some indication,” Marsch said. “I’m not surprised that there are teams that are interested in him, but that hasn’t even been part of the discussion. We’ve all been focused on [Sunday’s match].”