Just about every news source reports that Manchester City’s number two shot-stopper, Shay Given is on the verge of joining Premier League rivals Aston Villa. And so with this in mind I guess it’s just a matter of time before the deals goes through.
A transfer fee of around £3.5 million for the 35-year-old seems a realistic figure and if you believe what you read then it appears representatives from both City and Villa will rubber-stamp the transfer early next week.
I for one don’t want Shay to leave but on the other hand he’s too good to be left week in week out sat on the bench. In addition, with Joe Hart at the helm City are certainly going to be left in safe hands.