Saturday, April 13, 2024

Ranieri poised to re-sign Bridge

The Daily Mail today suggests that Claudio Ranieri has made an approach for former signing Wayne Bridge. The opportunity for first team football at Juventus may be Bridge’s chance to resurrect his career after finding his chances of first team football limited at Stamford Bridge.

The Mail reports that Juventus have made an official approach to Chelsea’s Chief Executive Peter Kenyon over the signing of the England International. Juventus may however find competition from Liverpool and Tottenham, who are also in contention to sign the left-back. Chelsea are yet to indicate whether they will let the player leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Bridge is unlikely to feature in tomorrow nights Champions League Final against Manchester United, despite being selected for Fabio Capello’s England squad for their upcoming fixtures in the summer.

Bridge was initially brought to Chelsea by Ranieri in July 2003 for £7 million from Southampton. He was then a regular feature in the Chelsea first team untill Jose Mourinho took over at Stamford Bridge and replaced Bridge with both Asier del Horno and Ashley Cole. With limited chances at Stamford Bridge it is likely Wayne Bridge has become frustrated at the lack of first team chances and may seek his fortunes elsewhere.


Josh Scott



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