Graeme Souness has today revealed that he will reluctantly listen to offers...
One of English football's brightest young talents could be the biggest prize on offer during this month's transfer window...
One of English football's brightest young talents could be the biggest prize on offer during this month's transfer window.
Blackburn manager Graeme Souness has today revealed that he will reluctantly listen to offers for his outstanding young midfielder, David Dunn.
Dunn is one of the most highly sought after players in Premiership, with his skill on the ball and powerful, driving runs from the midfield at times evoking memories of a young Paul Gascoigne.
Souness has today said: "I had a meeting with his [Dunn's] agent about two weeks ago and I did express an opinion that if we got an offer, we would listen to what they had to say. If he left here, we'd be reluctant sellers.
"I don't want to sell him, but maybe at this stage in David's career, he needs someone else to be talking to him. He's had a disappointing season so far and he's not come anywhere near the standard he's set himself.
"Maybe in David's case, there are other things happening with his life that has made him take his eye off the ball. It's not something that I'm prepared to accept as I know he is a better player than we are seeing this season."
It is a mark of David's calibre as a player that the international arena seems to bring the best out of him. Some of his finest performances have came during his time as captain of David Platt's England Under-21 side and the individual goal he scored against Holland Under-21s in Utrecht was one of the best goals of the 2001-2002 term.
David made his full England debut against Portugal in September.
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