It looks like one of Newcastle’s top targets for the summer will be Richard Dunne, the Manchester City center-back and captain, who managed to get himself sent off in the disastrous 8-1 mauling at Middlesbrough on Sunday.
Richard Dunne – Newcastle target for the summer
That red card for Manchester City could well cost them a UEFA cup place, based on the fair play league.
It looks like Fulham, of all teams, may now qualify for Europe, despite having only just escaped relegation on Sunday.
We have several Ireland Internationals at the club including Given and Duff, and Duff is urging his 28 year-old Ireland teammate to join him at Newcastle United.
The Newcastle midfield player Duff said:
“I love Richie. He gets better all the time.”“I’d welcome him with open arms.”
Newcastle have already put in an offer of around Â£5M for Dunne, whose contract runs out next June, but Richard can also buy out his contract for around Â£1M.
That’s how we think we can get get Dunne, and that would be an excellent deal for Newcastle.
But we understand that Spurs are after Dunne too. How come they always seem to want the same players we go after?
If they beat us to Richard that would be tough to take after we have already missed out on Woodgate and Modric to the London club.
Arsenal may also be interested in Dunne.
Dunne has played 263 times for Man City and has scored 6 goals since making his debut in 2000.
Before that he had been at Everton since 1996, and played for them 60 times. He has played so far played 40 times for Ireland scoring 5 goals.
What do you think?