Grant waits on Bridge deal
West Ham boss Avram Grant has confirmed he is waiting to finalise the loan signing of Wayne Bridge.
Last Updated: 12/01/11 7:39am
West Ham United manager Avram Grant has confirmed he is waiting to finalise the loan signing of Manchester City full-back Wayne Bridge.
Skysports.com revealed earlier this week that Bridge had the option of a move to West Ham or Aston Villa for the second half of the season.
The England international has plumped for a switch to Upton Park and underwent a medical with the Hammers on Tuesday.
He also watched the club's 2-1 victory over Birmingham City in the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final and could sign in time to face Arsenal at the weekend.
However, after already missing out on Steve Sidwell during the transfer window, Grant is reluctant to expand on his interest in signing Bridge.
"When the deal is done, we will announce it," said the West Ham boss. "The deal isn't done."
Bridge will be a welcome addition to the West Ham squad as Grant seeks to lift the club off the bottom of the table.
The move will also give Bridge the chance to play regularly after starting only one Premier League game for City this season.
He has made a total of 57 appearances for the club since joining City in a £12million deal from Chelsea two years ago.