Bulldogs deny Dunkley rumours

24 October 2020 21:44:20 GMTPlus11

Western Bulldogs officials have rubbished reports suggesting Josh Dunkley could leave the club during the Trade Period.

Reports have suggested that the 23-year-old has told the Dogs he wants to be traded, with Essendon named as the club he wants to join.

However the player is under contract for the next two seasons and as far as the Bulldogs are concerned, he will not be going anywhere.

Bulldogs CEO Ameet Bains was quizzed by 7 News about the rumours and wasted no time in completely shooting them down.

"It is not happening. He is not going anywhere," Bains was quoted as saying.

The news could possibly come as a disappointment to the player and also the Bombers. The signing of Dunkley would be a huge boost for them as they look to rebuild for the future after a difficult 2020.

They have been boosted by the news that a number of star players have recommitted to the club, but they are also set to lose some.

Joe Daniher, Adam Saad and Orazio Fantasia are all heading for the exit door in the upcoming trade period and Dunkley's arrival would have helped to soften the blow.

It is thought that Dunkley was unhappy with the fact he was pushed out of the Bulldogs midfield towards the end of the season and has been considering his future ever since.

There is still a chance he could request a trade but whether the Bulldogs accept it and allow a move to Essendon, is another matter completely.

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