Newcastle After Wayne Bridge – Very Unlikely


There is news today that Newcastle United may be interested in Manchester City left-back Wayne Bridge.

Wayne Bridge – no Newcastle interest

Wayne was a great young player at Southampton early in his career, and Bobby Robson had an £8M bid for the youngster turned down by Southampton, before the lad finally moved to Chelsea in 2003.

And if Newcastle had been successful with that bid, when the player was one of  Newcastle’s top targets,  Wayne could have had a great career on Tyneside.

But that’s all woulda coulda shoulda – and Wayne turns 31 in August, and we’d be very surprised if the news today that Newcastle are interested in the player is anywhere near the truth.

Newcastle may need to move for another left-back this summer,  if that long-running Jose Enrique saga ever ends, but we think Newcastle will bring in a much younger player.

Wayne has never really been able to hold down a first team regular place since leaving Southampton in 2003.

Wayne was always second choice behind Ashley Cole at Chelsea, and appeared only 42 times for Manchester City since signing for City in January of 2009.

He’s available for £5M, and did play 18 times for West Ham on loan this year, but they were still relegated to the Championship.

We don’t think Mike Ashley will pay out £5M and big wages for a 31 year-old, and Newcastle can and will get better value elsewhere if necessary this summer.

The news is in the Daily Express, but it’s now  very clear that Newcastle are a much different club than they were a few years ago, when they were willing to pay inflated fees and wages to older players who were past their best.

Bridge is also on a ridiculous £90K/week at the Eastlands club, which is another reason why Newcastle will hardly be interested in the 36 times capped England International.

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44 comments so far

  • Xavi

    Jun 24, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #1

    this is a non starter

    too old. too crap. wages too big.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 24, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #2

    No, not even worth considering.

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  • Eastander

    Jun 24, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #3

    we wont pay 6m for m’bengue but we will pay 5m for 31yr old wayne bridge who’s on 90k a week, i know the press need to write something but get serious please

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  • Yorkmag

    Jun 24, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Not a chance, too old and showed his actual quality at west ham last season-crap

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  • PoolieToon

    Jun 24, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #5

    He has been terrible for years, just haven’t been able to notice from the bench.

    Was made obvious when he started playing for citeh.

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  • Banbridge Mags

    Jun 24, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #6

    Dead on, I’d rather bring back Titus!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 24, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Maybe its fat Mike trying to build Bridges…..

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Maybe he’s giving the club a Bridging loan

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Personally I d like to see him throw himself off a Bridge, but the wearmouth Bridge, only Gerodies should be allowed to use the tyne bridge!

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  • Banbridge Mags

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Go on Angry – don’t hold back, get in son!!!!!

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  • magpie6699

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #11

    I think someone’s misheard – MA is buying a Weigh Bridge as his scales have broken.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #12

    @angryman

    off the bridge with warris??? lol

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  • JackButler

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #13

    chirpy as ever i see angry

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #14

    wayne bridge? really, come on this is getting very annoying every single transfer window since he left southampton. forget wayne bridge PLEASE!

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  • JackButler

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #15

    just more lazy reporting, getting sick of it now

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #16

    this is a non starter

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #17

    another player ruined by chelsea,he was a good player until he signed for them.

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  • Brutooon

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #18

    at first i thought he is like 29 years old

    and with his 90k per week wages

    i rather play ameobi on the left back than signing him

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  • Banbridge Mags

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #19

    Who’s his missus these days anyway? Could keep the team spirit up!!!
    My money’s on Jonas

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #20

    @banbridge

    hope you wernt out rioting the other nyt.lol

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #21

    his missus is Frankie from the saturdays a think

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Wayne Bridge – NO.

    Here is the best news this window…

    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/502882776?-11058

    Make him Captain!!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #23
  • Banbridge Mags

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #24

    @ belfast

    you’re the local there friend, don’t worry though – nobody pays interest to crime watch these days! Sure we’ll all move to toon!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #25

    That article @22 also has news on:

    Scott Brown:
    “He has never been discussed.”

    Bangura Bros:
    “Despite national reports that United were interested in AIK Solna’s forward duo Teteh and Mohamed Bangura, such talk has been rubbished by Newcastle.”

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  • Banbridge Mags

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #26

    @ Richyg01

    Brilliant news!

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  • Shot Bru

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Bridge is another crock we don’t need…in fact Marveaux and Demba Ba don’t fill me with confidence fitness wise to be honest and if Marveaux is to be a replacement for Jonas then i would be worried for next season. Whatever anyone says about Jonas at least he is fit for most of the time and is versatile.
    Serious injury concerns for next season including African Natiions Cup:
    Saylor
    HBA
    Demba Ba
    Marveaux
    Gosling
    Ameobi
    Tiote
    Best
    Kadar
    Vuckic

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #28

    Nufc-richy that is the best news in this window

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #29

    @banbridge

    haha,m8,rory mcilroy won the us open & barely got mentioned it was a joke.lol.
    the rioting took over,the news….

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #30

    wonder if we sign anyone today then.. Wouldnt mind seeing.. Erding/Barnetta/Taylor and Matuidi all come in today haha

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Rory Mcilroy is a class act and will go on to become one of the greatest golfers of all time.. he will defo go on the beat Jack Nicklaus record of 18.!

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  • Lynxie

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #32

    Wayne Bridge at Left Back, Sol Campbell back in on a renegotiated contract, Bring back Habib Beye, and We can see if Mickey Quinn fancies a spell up front. Wayne Bridge should dream about ever playing for NUFC, because he had his chance, back in the days when he was actually good enough. Very very poor jounalism, we would never entretain this muppet now, too old, too slow, not good enough, overpaid, injury prone, and shte for West Ham last year. 5 mill for someone with zero sell on value? Not a chance.

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #33

    @geordie toon 89

    agreed m8,there was a load of trouble in belfast for a couple of days, so he barely got mentioned over here,it was a joke.

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  • Lynxie

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #34

    geordietoo89 @31:
    You on the right blog? This one is for FIFA 11 and who can choose the best players for NUFC based on the playstation LOL

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  • Lynxie

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #35

    I signed Rory McIlroy and played him on th eright wing against Real Madrid, he scored a great header, I think we should buy him he is a free agent LOL So is freddy Flintoff now ha ha ha ha

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  • Banbridge Mags

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #36

    sorry Belfast but the golf just doesn’t do it for me. In my it only serves as an excuse for grown men to wear pink sweaters and pringle socks. TOON only I’m afraid

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  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #37

    @banbridge
    your right there m8 lol.

    im still waiting on this new signing,that the itks on twatter predicted would happen about 3 days ago????

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  • MT

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #38

    Joke & rumors

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #39

    There is no such thing as ITK’s on twitter!

    How has cwarr07’s horrendous record at predictions not deterred you all from listening to him??????

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  • Sav

    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #40

    A bridge too far.

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