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Bridge Over Troubled Warnock?

Reports in the Telegraph suggest that Wayne Bridge is set to be brought to Aston Villa on loan to put pressure on the struggling Stephen Warnock at left-back. The news comes a day after Houllier signed right-back Kyle Walker on loan for the rest of the season as the Frenchman looks to overhaul is failing back four. I would agree that Warnock has been poor in comparison to last term but he is ahead of Wayne Bridge in the pecking order for England and the City left-back has hardly played all season capping a pretty bad year considering John Terry did the dirty with his ex. The former Chelsea and Southampton defender is now 30 and looking to secure first team football after falling way down the pecking order at Manchester City behind the likes of Kolarov and Zabaleta. In a desperate attempt to get Villa out of their relegation scrap, owner Randy Lerner is reportedly willing to offer the player’s £90,000 a week wages in full after City refused to subsidise a potential loan despite revealing the player is free to leave! This is what the papers are saying but I simply can’t believe that they would make him the highest paid player at the club, hence pissing off the current squad no doubt. If Lerner is willing to pay those sort of wages I would suggest that he could go for someone with far more potential than Wayne Bridge, put it this way if Wayne Bridge is worth 90k a week it starts to make Steve Sidwell’s 45k look like a steal. Nevertheless, Bridge has shown on many occasions that he is a top player but sadly not in the past 3 or 4 years. The left-back will be hoping a loan will revive his chances at Man City but that is highly unlikely for a player who, if loaned, will surely be leaving Mancini’s outfit next season. What do you think of this deal? Surely not worth 90k a week so I would have to suggest that that is tosh to be honest. Is he better than Warnock?

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