When WAGs stop spending their partner’s cash and start earning it
Richard Dunne begins life at Aston Villa £2 million wealthier than he might have after his wife demanded a pay-off from Manchester City. Helen Dunne decided to play hardball with football’s latest moneybags when it became clear that he would be sold following Joleon Lescott’s arrival at Eastlands.
She knew her hubby was in line for a testimonial match next year after a decade with City and that he was due a loyalty payment because he had not requested a transfer.
Armed with advice from sports lawyer Chris Farnell, Helen met City officials and allegedly demanded a £6 million payment (equivalent to one of Lescott’s eyebrows). City flexed their underused bartering muscle and got the fee down to £2 million and the Dunnes left with a big cheque burning a hole in their pocket.
Spotted on Mirror