Albion after Manchester City left back

Former England left back Wayne Bridge is a transfer target for Brighton & Hove Albion.

Friday, 6th July 2012, 10:23 am

The Seagulls have asked his parent club Manchester City if they can take the defender on loan and the Premier League champions have said the Albion are welcome to him – and will even cover the majority of his £90,000 a week wages.

Gus Poyet was linked with a move for Bridge – who has not made a top flight appearance since December 2010 – last season, but the player was reluctant to drop down to the Championship.

Poyet will try and convince Bridge that a spell on the south coast would put him back in the shop window – particularly as the left back position is one of the key areas the manager has decided needs attention.