A £5m deal that Newcastle should steer well clear of?

It could be all change in the left back position at Newcastle for next season. Jose Enrique could be on his way out, with Swansea’s Neil Taylor possibly on his way in on a £1 million deal, but the Welshman would need some competition for a starting place. Could that be provided by Wayne Bridge ?

According to the Express, Newcastle and Aston Villa are interested in former England international Wayne Bridge. Bridge is currently contracted to Manchester City following a loan spell to West Ham United in the 2010/11 campaign, but the player isn’t a part of City’s long-term plans and manager Roberto Mancini is keen to trim his squad.

However, City’s asking price of £5m and Bridge’s £90,000 a week wages are thought to be a stumbling block for both and Newcastle and Villa who aren’t prepared the respective fees. In addition to that, Bridge is a player who I think at 30 years of age is well past his peak and has gone downhill rapidly following a certain off the field incident involving his ex-girlfriend and teammate at the time John Terry.

A has-been, or someone who could resurrect his career at Newcastle? I’ll let you decide…

Article courtesy of the Gallowgate Gob at the NEW ‘Nothing But Newcastle’