Roman Abramovich joked that I moved to Man City for the money, says Bridge
Wayne Bridge lifted the veil on what Roman Abramovich really is, saying “he would have loved to be one of the guys.”
Bridge, 40, donned the colors of Chelsea between 2003 and 2009, winning all three major national trophies in English football around that time, but the former England international struggled to maintain a consistent place in the first team.
In five years at Stamford Bridge, the Southampton-born left-back has only played 87 times in the Premier League, going on to secure a move to Manchester City in 2009, a period in which the club went through the formative stages of the takeover of Sheikh Mansour.
Star names from all over have moved to the Etihad in the 10 years or so since royalty from Abu Dhabi moved to northwest England, but Bridge has been part of the first wave of news. recruits to mark the start of this power. shifting takeover.
Bridge has since revealed what Abramovich really thinks about the full-back’s allegiances, suggesting he joked that the only reason he joined City was for the money.
At Abramovich’s reaction, Bridge said Goal: “We met shortly after the transfer. He joked that I only moved to City because of the money!
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“He enjoyed being in the locker room with us players.
Going a little deeper into the character of Chelsea owner, Bridge also revealed that Abramovich relished the camaraderie between the players in the dressing room.
He said: “Roman loves Chelsea. He loved being in the locker room with us players.
“He would have loved to be one of the guys. When he didn’t have time because of other obligations and we hadn’t seen him for a long time, we were always worried about him.
“He’s very nice and down to earth despite all his money. In public, Roman likes to pretend he doesn’t speak English, but it’s actually nice to talk to him.
“When the players were on vacation at the time and he was in the area, he always contacted us. Once, I was in the south of France at the same time as him, so he invited me to eat with him.