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City's First Signing Is...Wayne Bridge

City's First Signing Is...Wayne Bridge

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The Daily Mail reported on New Years Day that Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign defender Wayne Bridge from Chelsea for £12 million.

Bridge will be at Eastlands, tomorrow (Friday) to discuss personal terms.

Further details can be found here.

What do you think? To discuss our first January signing, click here.

Date:Thursday January 1 2009
Time: 8:44PM


Well, provided it's true, then you'll have a classy left-back! Actually, I am kind of sad about it, since he is a good player and a nice bloke. I'd rather have Cashley Cole sold - this money-hunting- machine.
01/01/2009 21:00:00
A great signing and a real solution to Michael Ball from a Newcastle fan's perspective. We'd love a Bridge type player but unfortunately your Arab money talks. Big style.
01/01/2009 21:22:00
You'll be getting a quality defender on your books, and a great guy to boot! I'll be sad to see him leave, but £12m for a player that's likely to make only a handful of appearances this season is hard to turn down.
01/01/2009 22:14:00
sorry to see him go he'll always be a legend after that GOAL that he scored at Highbury to knock Arsenal out of the CL!
01/01/2009 22:17:00
Solid first signing if true, and the times are 20% right with their transfer stories apparantly
01/01/2009 22:41:00
Didnt the sorry lad just sign a 4 year extension??
01/01/2009 23:25:00
Taiwo was my first choice, but id rather have Bridge over Warnock and Lahm :) Im sure he wouldnt take long to settle in the team either which is a plus.
01/01/2009 23:32:00
Can't say I am excited by him coming at that price or at all, if I am being honest. £6M is his true valuation. So much to not being fleeced. I have already stated on another post the superior skilled and more pacy international left backs available for that price. I suppose at least it gives Chelsea some cash to help them stop Utd winning the title and we get someone better than the limited Michael Ball. Chelsea replaced him soon enough in their first team so I suppose when we finally get a decent manager he will end up happily warming our bench too.
City Girl
01/01/2009 23:40:00
Seriously, I would rather give you Ashley Cole. Wayne was one of the big signings made by us when we got our cash injections... And I prefer him as a person and a player to Ashley Cole.
02/01/2009 00:13:00
I will take your word for it Legend of Zola. I would rather have Zhirkov or Adriano of Sevilla who are far better. As you have a quality manager you will no doubt get to see one or the other gracing your ground sometime soon. I assure you if you get either you will not miss Bridge. We are good at that paying top dollar for other clubs rejects to finance their improvements ala Benjani/Defoe. The easiest position to fill with real world class quality and Hughes chooses a bench warmer at Chelsea and pays double his value, typical.
City Girl
02/01/2009 01:22:00
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