Transfer news

Defender Bridge makes Reading move

June 7, 2013
By ESPN staff

Defender Wayne Bridge has agreed a one-year contract with Reading to become Nigel Adkins’ first signing as Royals manager.

Wayne Bridge helped Brighton to the Championship play-offs
PA PhotosManchester City loaned Bridge to Brighton last season

Bridge, 32, who spent last season on loan at Championship Brighton from Manchester City, will attempt to help the Berkshire club bounce back to the Premier League following last season’s relegation.

The former Southampton, Chelsea and Manchester City left-back said he was looking forward to the challenge after helping Brighton reach the Championship play-offs, where they were beaten by Crystal Palace.

“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,” he