A Bright move for Bridge
- 07 July 2012 08:23
- Posted by Nicola McCarthy
With movement out and rumoured movement into the club, it’s mostly transfer news in this morning’s roundup.
Starting with Wayne Bridge and Brighton boss Gus Poyet says signing the City left back on loan for the season is a “major coup” for the Championship club.
Poyet told The Sun that the 31-year-old was one of his main summer targets and he’s delighted to welcome him to the south coast:
“It was not an easy one to secure, but this is what we want at this club. He’s a quality player with lots of international experience, said Poyet.
“We have all got to learn from him and I’m sure that he will have a very good season with us.”
Meanwhile, The Dailly Mirror reports that City’s Kolo Toure would welcome former Arsenal teammate Robin van Persie with open arms.
The paper quotes Kolo as saying:
"I’ve played with him, I know him and he’s a great man.
“If Robin comes it’s great because I know what he can do. You have to build your squad every year to do better. To win the Champions League is very difficult as we have seen."
According to the Daily Telegraph, The Blues have fierce competition on their hands if the club is to sign van Persie.
The paper’s Jeremy Wilson suggests that Juventus are planning to make a swoop for the striker and are prepared to make him the highest paid player in the club’s history.
“Juventus are willing to break their own wage structure by paying Van Persie close to the £200,000-a-week that would be on offer at City, but they will be more reluctant to pay a transfer fee above £15 million,” claims Wilson.
Remember, we will be first to let you know about any transfer news at the club.