Newcastle were linked with Wayne Bridge last summer, and we never thought the stories on him being wanted were true, but we have again been linked today with the former England left-back who turns 33 in August.
Wayne Bridge – played well last season at Brighton
Alan Pardew has said he wants more Premier League experience in the side, and Wayne certainly has that, but he is past his best and probably too old for Mike Ashley to be interested in the player.
That’s especially true when we have just recruited potentially three French full backs in January – Mathieu Debuchy, Massadio Haidara and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, with the last two able to play at left back.
Yanga-Mbiwa showed great form at left back in our last few games of the season and we also have Italian International Davide Santon, who improved a lot last season, and was one of the few Newcastle players who did that.
So it’s really hard to believe that we’d be interested in a player who turns 33 in August, and is still at Manchester City on a huge wage over £80K/week (what a waste of money for City) although he played 40 times on loan at Brighton last season with three goals and showed some good form.
In January of 2009 Bridge moved form Chelsea to Manchester City for a fee said to be around £10M, and on a four and a half year deal, but he found it difficult to get his place at City.
Wayne has been out on loan for the last couple of years, and he will be a free agent this summer, but we’d be very surprised if Newcastle are interested in this player.
What do you think?
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