Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Wayne Bridge signs for Reading FC

DEFENDER Wayne Bridge has signed for Reading Football Club.

DEFENDER Wayne Bridge has signed for Reading Football Club.

The 32-year-old former Chelsea, Manchester City and England left-back has agreed a one-year contract with the Championships side and becomes Nigel Adkins? first signing as Royals boss.

?I?m delighted to be signing for Reading and excited to be joining a team that is going to be looking for promotion next season,? said Bridge.

?I spoke to the manager and he told me about the direction he wants the team to go in. Everything we talked about was positive ? and he was really positive about signing me, which means a lot.

?And, from the outside, Reading look like a team who are capable of getting back into the Premier League, a team that works hard for each other. That is something I want to be a part of and I?m really looking forward to next season.?

Bridge has more than 300 Premier League appearances and 36 England caps to his name.

During six years at Chelsea, he won all three domestic trophies. He featured in two England World Cup squads and went to one European Championships tournament.

The 32-year-old spent last season on loan from Manchester City at Brighton, making 42 starts for Gus Poyet?s team as they achieved a play-off place with the Seagulls.

He was also handed the left-back position in the Football League Championship Team of the Year 2012/13.

Bridge will meet up with his new team-mates for the first time when the squad return for pre-season training at the end of this month.

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