Manchester City formally announced the deal to bring English international Wayne Bridge from Chelsea. Although terms have not been discussed it is rumoured to be in the £10m range.
Of the signing Mark Hughes said via the club web-site:
“Wayne’s a player I know I played alongside him at Southampton and I saw him come through the ranks. He was an outstanding young player and he’s progressed year on year in his career.
“He’s a successful player. He’s an England international and has just played for one of the top four sides in the country.
“He’s of the right quality and he’s the type of player we need to attract. We need good players that understand this league and we’ll look to carry on in that way and add more if we can.”
Of coming over to the Citizens, the twenty-eight year old defender said:
“I’m just excited to be here and when I spoke to the Manager yesterday he told me of the exciting times ahead at the Club.
“It’s an exciting time to be at the Club with what’s happening here and I’m looking forward to putting the shirt on regularly and getting out there to show everyone what I can do.
“I’m just looking forward to getting out and playing some regular football.
“I haven’t played that much, so I’m aiming to play on a regular basis, get my fitness up to scratch and hopefully help the team climb the table and achieve big things.”