Given Joins Aston Villa

Given is one of the most underrated goalkeepers that football has ever seen

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of experienced goalkeeper Shay Given from Manchester City.

Given was forced to play second fiddle during his time at Eastlands due to the form of England number one Joe Hart. However, he insists he still has a lot to offer after signing a five-year deal as a 35-year-old.

“Aston Villa is a huge football club and I'm really excited to be joining,” said Given.

“I'm looking forward to training and playing with the players here. They're a good bunch of lads, very talented and I know several of them already which will help - it's going to be a fresh start for everybody at the club this season.”

Given is one of the most underrated goalkeepers that football has ever seen due to his special and tactical awareness as well as an ability to lead. He made his name at Newcastle United before a high profile move to Manchester City that never really got going.

Given will give Aston Villa's odds of 11/2 to finish in the top six a much needed boost.

Written By:- Ben Gledhill (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 19/07/2011 - 09:30 AM
Filed in:- Premier League Betting News, Bournemouth, Manchester City

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