Newcastle May Turn To Wayne Bridge – But Why?

The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle United may bring  Wayne Bridge to Tyneside on loan, if they cannot sign a top left back outright before September.

Wayne Bridge – to Newcastle on loan?

Newcastle are trying to sign 23 year-old Dutch International Erik Pieters, and if the news if to be believed,  he will cost £6M and his wage demands are £30K/week.

Assuming these figures are accurate, there’s no way Newcastle shouldn’t be able to tie up this deal, and presumably a back up could be Lyon left back Aly Cissokho.

There were reports in France on Tuesday that Newcastle were interested in signing the once capped French International.

A loan move for one season for Bridge could be a decent deal for Newcastle, because it gives time for top youngsters like Shane Ferguson and James Tavernier to come through at the club.

Blackburn and Aston Villa are also thought to be interested in taking Bridge, and a problem could be his £80K/week wages, and Manchester City are said to be unwilling to subsidize the England International’s  wages,  while he’s on loan,

If that’s true then there’s no way Newcastle will pay out those wages, for a 31 year-old, even on loan.

And The SUN is reporting that Wayne will cost Newcastle a £2M fee, plus half his wages for a year long loan deal, and if that’s true. it’s simply not worth it – use the £2M towards the £6M fee for Pieters.

The very best thing for Newcastle would be to sign Erik Pieters outright, and make it rather quickly too.

Comments welcome.

41 comments so far

  • KillyMansGiro

    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Let me say I don’t want to be no 1!


    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #2

    No man! Peiters for tomorrow pleaseeee

  • KillyMansGiro

    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #3


  • naithaniel

    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Please, no. We’ve got money to put into a decent LB so lets use it.

  • Andy

    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #5

    It is like banging your head against a glass tank because you want a tortoise really badly then being given a big snail in a smaller glass tank who’s food costs more money. Painful memory 🙁

  • KillyMansGiro

    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #6

    Let’s not be too hasty here! My seat is near to where the players wives/girlfriends sit! If Bridge comes, Frankie Sandford will sit there! I would love to hump her, that’s what Saturdays are for!

  • mattnufc

    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Doubt it:
    1) He’s crap
    2) Too old
    3) Wages too high
    4) Persuing permanent LB
    5) He’s not foreign :p


    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #8

    ….cheaper option, younger option, wants to come, big resale value, club admit they will do a deal and wanted by the fans….yup Bridge it a coup for the club thats for damn sure

    Ha see what I did you all thought I meant Pieters but really I meant this old man oooh am funny when depressed

  • UpTheRoad

    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #9

    We won’t for the simple reason he doesn’t have any sell on value.

  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #10

    No, his ears are awful.

  • KillyMansGiro

    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Right I am away to kip, with my picture of Frankie Sandford!

  • KillyMansGiro

    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #12

    This could happen with Defoe!

  • BigKirky

    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Pieters deal seems like it shud be pretty straight forward. Need to get it wrapped up tomorrow!

  • Mac

    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #14

    Please God no he is W**k


    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #15

    In transfer season there’s one rule-NEVER TAKE PAPER TALK TOO SERIOUSLY!!!!1e.g. Already GERVINHO??????

  • surreytoon

    Aug 16, 2011 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Article in tomorrow’s Chronicle that we are now looking at Wayne Bridge.

    2 days later, article in same paper quoting unamed source close to the club that reports we are looking at Wayne Bridge are unfounded.

    Repeat ad nauseam.

  • hartoon

    Aug 17, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #17

    I’ll play in LB and I’m DM
    Just don’t sign HIM !

  • gorskino10

    Aug 17, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #18

    If we are replacing Jose with Bridge might as well say we aspire to be relegated.

    This would show the ambition we have to go down.

    But thankfully its all Paper C**p, He is 31 on More money than most our players, Beyond terrible LB. Even we aint that Stupid & Ambition-less

  • DrewPeacock

    Aug 17, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #19

    If this is what it takes to get a specialist LB over the line I say let’s do it. Permanent deals for Pieters/Cissokho/Van Aanholt may be everyone’s preferred options but we have no idea what might be blocking those moves.

  • thai-mag

    Aug 17, 2011 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #20

    drew peacock the £6 million is blocking these moves, no way will ashley pay that for a left back as I’ve said countless times,

  • UpTheRoad

    Aug 17, 2011 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #21

    The quicker we get a left back in (please not Bridge) the better!

  • gonufc

    Aug 17, 2011 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #22


    There is only 1 left back that I would like to sign less than Bridge and that is Konchesky who is truly an abomination.

    If they are considering buying Bridge then please just watch him on his West Ham debut and have a re-think! Hate his whole attitude of refusing to play for England because of Terry and making an even bigger deal out of it by not shaking his hand on tv.

  • Brutooon

    Aug 17, 2011 at 4:15 AM

    Comment #23

    Pieters because

    1) Cheaper
    2) Younger
    3) Better
    4) Can Shuffle~

    ONLY stupid people will choose Bridge over Pieters

  • ExHebburnMag

    Aug 17, 2011 at 4:31 AM

    Comment #24

    Please let us get Pieters instead. That said, Bridge is a hell of a lot better than Ryan Taylor at LB. And if we get Pieters, Taylor would be a canny backup.

  • ExHebburnMag

    Aug 17, 2011 at 4:32 AM

    Comment #25

    Ehhhh, Bridge would be a canny backup, I mean.

  • craigTnufc

    Aug 17, 2011 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #26

    Enough bridges in Newcastle already, but we need Frankie Sandford on Tyneside!

  • The Entertainers

    Aug 17, 2011 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #27

    Why are fans moaning at the prospect of an injury prone, over rated has been joining us.
    Come on we are desperate. It not like we have had all summer with the knowledge of losing a LB!
    oh wait ……..
    Official if we do not sign a permanent LB and striker we are a joke…..that boat may have sailed acctually!

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 17, 2011 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #28

    Where the hell is Kadar ? Suurey him or Dummet woulld be better than Bridge.

  • sympathyforthedyer

    Aug 17, 2011 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #29

    Won’t mind Bridge for a season IF we get Pieters too. There’s no guarantee Pieters will fit in right away, we have no cover for LB if that is the case.. Bridge has the experience, bad purchase, but not necessarily a bad loan deal.

  • bills-son

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #30

    NUFC need a left back, Man City don’t want Bridge = NUFC want Bridge.

    It’s lazy cr%p journalism from a lazy journalist. And its got to be b%ll%x. Ashley had his fingers burnt with Campbell and I can’t see him paying a loan fee and stupid wages for the ageing Bridge.

  • Magforlife

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #31

    Another day, another rumour.
    Club says nothing, so lets invent something to print !

  • Irie-Magpie

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #32

    In total agreement billA-side, on another note the petiers deal should’ve bn done by now, let’s hope there is news of this today.

  • Widowmaker

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #33

    We have had more than 6 months to find a replacement for Jose, and it will be a joke if we end up with Bridge.


    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #34

    ill tell u why cause fat man is gona sell club thats why nothing is being spent its as plain as the nose on your face

  • jimmymagpie

    Aug 17, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #35

    I’ve told you lot all summer that the fat man will not pay more than £5m in transfer fees for any one player. i can see now how Hitler did it – it is possible to fool some of the people all of the time.

  • AndyMac

    Aug 17, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #36

    For Pieters read Erdinc readNeil Taylor read Charles N’Zogbia ?

    Have bids actually been made for these players or is it all about the Fatmans corporate bullshlt strategy, designed to appease fans until the very last day of the window by which time we’ve already played 4 games 🙁

  • magicbus

    Aug 17, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #37

    Shows what a tight arsed bast@@d we have in charge.

  • Basogeordie

    Aug 17, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #38

    BS, no point in making a discussion of it. And people saying we’d be relegated if we get Bridge??? Always something comical on here lol. Don’t want him coz of age and injury prone but he ain’t a bad player!

    What’s all this MA won’t pay 6 mill for a left back or won’t pay more than 5 mill for any player….? He payed 6 mill for Jose ffs…..! Stop doom mongering and do yr research on the club u allegedly support!

    Sure we will Sign Pieters, watch this space!

  • jimmymagpie

    Aug 17, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #39

    Baso – that was before he saw the books. When did he last pay more than £5m? I’m telling you what the current strategy is, and that will be proved come 31st august.

  • Basogeordie

    Aug 17, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #40

    Jimmy January Ben Arfa….!


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