Villa lands Man City’s Dunne to help shore up defence
ASTON VILLA have agreed a fee with Premier League rivals Manchester City for defender Richard Dunne (pictured right) and have signed Stephen Warnock from Blackburn Rovers.
The 29-year-old City skipper and Ireland inter national Dunne will travel to Villa to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical.
Dunne has made nearly 300 league appearances for City since arriving in 2000 from Everton. But the recent signings of Joleon Lescott from Everton and Kolo Toure from Arsenal had cast doubt on his future at Eastlands.
Villa have also brought in left back Warnock, 27, on a four-year deal.
Martin O’Neill has moved quickly to strengthen his defence after losing centre back Martin Laursen to retirement and left back Wilfred Bouma to long-term injury. – Reuters