Friday, 4 September 2009

Football : Dunne accuses Man City over exit

Richard Dunne has accused Manchester City executive chairman Garry Cook of trying to sell him behind his back.
Dunne, 29, moved to Aston Villa on transfer deadline day after nine years at Eastlands but was disappointed with the manner of his departure.
"From June I was getting calls saying Garry Cook has been trying to sell me behind my back," claimed Dunne.
"I've been honest with them - they should have been the same with me rather than doing it behind my back."
Dunne, who is on international duty with the Republic of Ireland, said he had gone to Cook earlier in the year and told him if he had any problems to come and deal with him directly.
He added: "I'm disappointed with people who say one thing and then completely do the other.
"Garry Cook has come in and he doesn't really understand football. All he wants is big-money players. He doesn't understand the core of the club and where it begins.
"I'm not a baby, I'm not going to cry just because the club want to sell me. I don't mind, just don't do it behind my back."
Thanks for the memories Richard and good luck
City spent £118m in the summer transfer window on the likes of Carlos Tevez, Gareth Barry, Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure and Joleon Lescott.
But they told Dunne they had to sell him, for a fee of £6m, to balance the books.
"They told me they have a certain amount of money they have to recoup each season to make things look better on the books," said the defender.
"I could understand if I was getting sold for 200m euros but it was a bit strange really.
"It just needed people to be honest with me, there were a lot of things going on throughout the summer."

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