Date: 24th June 2009 at 10:23am
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Aston Villa keeper Stuart Taylor has followed Gareth Barry’s footsteps and joined Manchester City FC.

Taylor (28) will replace Joe Hart (loaned out to Birmingham City) as Shay Givens understudy. Stuart is expected to sign a one-year deal as soon as the official tranfer window opens.

England born Taylor made only eight Villa first team appearances last season and unless Given receives an injury the 6’5′ keeper can expect a similar season to last, either in the reserves or sat on the bench.

Now that the Blues have captured two Villa players and the official transfer window hasn’t even opened, I sit here, scratching my chin and wonder who the third will be? Strange thing is, Aston Villa might just end up as Manchester City’s feeder club!