The Republic of Ireland international made the same move last summer and amid speculation that Ireland could follow him to Villa Park, would be happy to see him do just that.
Dunne said: 'He had a bit of a stop and start season last year after the previous season, when he was unbelievable.
Join me: Richard Dunne (right) would welcome Stephen Ireland at Villa Park with open arms
'I think Stephen would say himself that he wants to get more games and play more regularly, and if that's not at Manchester City, he would be more than welcome at Villa.
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