There is news today in the Daily Mail that Newcastle have made an inquiry to take 30 year-old left-back Wayne Bridge on loan from Manchester City.
Wayne Bridge – on loan to Newcastle?
Wayne Bridge was a transfer target when Bobby Robson managed Newcastle and we even had an £8M bid for the player turned down (2003) by Southampton when he was a lot younger.
But the worrying thing about Wayne these days, is that he’s always injured, and Man City manager Roberto Mancini has often moaned about that.
So we have no idea if this report has any truth in it at all, because Bridge would be a name you could easily link with Newcastle, whether the story is true or not.
The conventional wisdom is that Alan Pardew wants a left back as cover for Jose Enrique, but we doubt whether Wayne Bridge fits into that role.
If he comes to Newcastle on loan, Wayne would hardly get any games at left back, unless Jose was injured, or unless Alan played him out on the left wing.
Southampton-born Wayne has played 36 times for England with one goal, and has 376 first class club games to his credit, with 6 goals.
What do you think about this news?