Filed: Wednesday, 12th January 2011
By: Staff Writer
Wayne Bridge is this afternoon undergoing a medical ahead of his loan switch from Manchester City.
The 30-year-old former English international is set to join West Ham on loan until the end of the season - a deal that one source has claimed will cost United the bulk of Bridge's £90,000 weekly wage on top of a six-figure payment to City.
News of Bridge's arrival has been warmly received by supporters and will no doubt be equally welcomed by Avram Grant, who has had to endure the first five months of the 2010/11 season with the permanently-injured Herita Ilunga as his only recognised left back.
Should the deal go ahead as planned, Bridge will become the first domestic player signed by the new board since they took control of the club a year ago this month.
Grant himself is set to remain in charge of the club despite strong rumours to the contrary; in a meeting of the club's directors this afternoon the Israeli is expected to be given a stay of execution.
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07:13PM 12th Jan 2011
''Avram wants to take us down then, waste of breath Bridge.''
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