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Newcastle Give In As Given Undergoes Medical

Newcastle Give In As Given Undergoes Medical

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Newcastle's long-serving goalkeeper is having a medical at Manchester City after both clubs finally agreed a fee.

Yesterday it was announced that Shay was given permission to discuss a move to City after he handed in a transfer request. However there was a big stumbling block over the fee with Joe Kinnear stating that previous offers where "derisory" and an "insult".

It now seems that a fee has been agreed and Given should put pen to paper on a deal to bring himself to Eastlands today.

My only question would be how can Given pass a medical if he apparently has this "knee-injury" that kept him out of the game against City?

If the deal does go through as expected today, then it would be a great deal for City as they would have one of the best goalkeepers in the league! Where does this leave Joe Hart?

I honestly don't know that question because he has done very well between the sticks this year. My only reservation about Hart is that although he hardly messes up, he can still show signs of in-experience, which means purchasing Given is a great piece of business, especially if the fee is under the £10 million mark.

The deal will have a negative effect on Kasper Schmeichel who will have clubs scrambling around for his signature. I expect Kasper to be an ex-City player if not tomorrow, in the summer.




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Writer:amcollinz
Date:Sunday February 1 2009
Time: 12:07PM

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Unless an injury is career threatening there is no problem in passing a medical with a superficial injury.
alphieblues
01/02/2009 13:21:00
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i know that bit, but they have to pass a fitness bit in the test which involves running ... how can he run with a knee-injury.?
amcollinz
01/02/2009 13:23:00
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This transfer has really been rumbling on for far too long now. Given wanted to leave Newcastle, we wanted him at City, and tthe money involved was not outrageous for a player of his calibre. So can I ask why it has taken so long to sort a deal out? It makes now sense to take a "moral" stand over this deal, when we'd have been better off haggling harder over the likes of Bellamy. Have we been making a point or is there a certain undercurrent of incompetence behind our negotiations?
fifthcolumnblue
01/02/2009 13:23:00
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Buffon said he would come if city made a bid. Why didnt we sign him, given is good, but nothing special. Id prefer freidel in the summer.
enzo city
01/02/2009 16:06:00
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Buffon would have cost far too much money, and would have sent out entirely the wrong message to Jo Hart. Hart is both ours and England's future number 1, but signing the acknowledged best keeper in the world isn't going to give him hope that he's anything more than backup. It would also send out the same message to our other young players and academy graduates, chiefly that they have no future and will always be behind an expensive superstar in the pecking order. At least by signing Given Hart should be encouraged that if he works hard that he will wear the shirt.
fifthcolumnblue
01/02/2009 17:30:00
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good reasoning FCB, Given signing means that Hart can still win a starting place, Buffon means hart gets to sit on the bench fullstop.
Buzz Lightyear
01/02/2009 17:32:00
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There never was a knee injury, that was just to try and hide the state of negotiations so there is no problem with the medical.
Doody
01/02/2009 17:57:00
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Given will be great for us......and Hart will learn a lot from him too....will be one of the better signings....
lincolnblue
02/02/2009 08:18:00
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