Jimmy Dunne Leaves Turf Moor to Join Queens Park Rangers
Burnley Football Club have today confirmed that defender Jimmy Dunne has signed for Sky Bet Championship side Queens Park Rangers after ending his time at Turf Moor. The defender reached the end of his existing contract with the Clarets this summer and made the decision to moves to Loftus Road for an undisclosed fee.
Burnley were entitled to a fee for the 23-year-old after offering the central defender fresh terms and the club secured a return on their investment in a player who spent five years at Turf Moor after leaving Manchester United. Dunne made seven first-team appearances for the Clarets including a goal-scoring debut in the Premier League last September. He was a regular member of Sean Dyche’s senior squad last season.
The former Republic of Ireland U21 international gained further first-team experience during his time with Burnley in loan spells at AFC Barrow, Accrington Stanley, Hearts, Sunderland and Fleetwood Town. Dunne has signed a three-year contract at Loftus Road with the option of a further twelve months.
Speaking about the move to QPR Jimmy Dunne said, “I am really excited, It’s a massive step for me. With the push that the lads had during the second half of last season it would be nice to be part of something like that this season. The loan spells were really good for me but where I am at now I believe it is important to go on a journey with someone. I really want to come here and be part of the club.
From the outside looking in, this looks like a really good environment. I am definitely passionate, I want to defend and I am a winner, this league is going to test me and there is a lot of work for me to do but if I can concentrate on my defending, I am sure the ball playing will follow.”