Monday, 18 July 2011

Shay Given Joins Aston Villa

Shay Given has earlier completed his move from Manchester City to Aston Villa; Given put pen to paper signing a five-year deal at Villa Park, while the goalie was seeking first team action. Shay Given found his opportunities limited at City last season due to the form of current England goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Aston Villa had been on the lookout for a goal keeper after their goalie Brad Friedel departed for Tottenham Hotspur.

Aston Villa released a statement saying "Aston Villa  are delighted to confirm that Shay Given will be unveiled tomorrow (Tuesday) as the club's new goalkeeper, having agreed a five-year deal to June 2016.

"The 35-year-old Republic of Ireland international completed a medical over the weekend and the formality of his signing this morning.

"He will be available for Thursday's friendly fixture against Walsall at the Banks's Stadium and for the club's participation in the Barclays Asia Trophy next week." Best Blogger Tips
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