The Daily Mirror is reporting that Richard Dunne, the Manchester City captain and dominant center-back, has turned down a contract offer from Manchester City.
Richard Dunne – reports suggest he turned down Manchester City offer
Sven Goran Eriksson, the Manchester City manager was said to be confident his skipper would commit his future to the club when negotiations began last month. But Dunne seems unhappy with the offer and talks between his advisers and the club have said to have broken down.
The Republic of Ireland international has nearly 300 appearances in seven years with Manchester City, and has been a great servant of the club. Richard is said to be demanding top terms in the negotiations over the contract. Certainly he must be one – if not the best, center-back right now in the Premier League. He’s put in some sterling performances over the last couple of years for City.
Newcastle United considered moving for Richard in the summer. We’re not sure what Manchester City are offering Richard, but he’d be worth a lot of money to Newcastle United. We need a dominant center-back and Richard would fit the bill – perfectly.
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