Five Potential Landing Spots For Richard Dunne

Five Potential Landing Spots For Richard Dunne
By Emmet O'Keeffe Updated

Following yesterday's news that Richard Dunne is likely to leave Aston Villa, we've come up with five possible landing sports for the Irish centre back.

1. Spartak Moscow

Spartak are surely keen to add to their Irish contingent after Aiden McGeady has been such a roaring sucess and what better way to do that than to sign the player who produced one of the most heroic defensive performances their home ground has ever seen.

2. LA Galaxy

After blocking Robbie Keane from joining up with the Ireland squad for the England and Georgia games, Galaxy top brass are surely desperate to find a way to placate their talisman.


An obvious solution would be to reunite Keane with his boyhood club friend and Ireland teammate. Also after David Beckham's retirement, the Galaxy have salary cap flexibility for another Franchise Player.

He's 9/2 with Ladbrokes to join any US club.

3. Celtic


Neil Lennon was reportedly interested in Dunne in 2010 after he had fallen out of favour at Villa under Gerard Houllier and Celtic could do with an Ireland legend to mentor the volatile Anthony Stokes.

Ladbrokes make him 5/1 to join Celtic.


4. The Lions

With question marks over Jamie Heaslip and Toby Faletau's form this season, number 8 may yet be a problem position for the Lions. Richard Dunne would bring a level of hardness, footballing ability and of course physicality to the position not seen since Wayne 'Buck' Shelford wore the All Black shirt.


The thought of turning up to a pre-match coin toss in 'Dre Beats' headphones would appall the Tallaght man and he would definitely be a potential candidate for the Lions 'leadership group'.

5. The Dublin Gaelic Football Team

There have been doubts raised over whether Dublin's attacking style could leave their defence vulnerable at the 'business end' of the Championship and who better than Richard Dunne to step into the role as a 'robust' man to man marker full back.


Michael Murphy and Kieran Donaghy would be quaking in their boots (in the long grass) at the thought of facing off with man formerly nicknamed 'The Honey Monster'.

Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE


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