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Could Seamus Be The First To Go?

Could Seamus Be The First To Go?



As Roberto Mancini and the club hierarchy discuss future squad plans in Abu Dhabi, City's Number Two 'keeper Shay Given talks up a transfer north of the border...

Given, who is taking part in The Carling Nations Cup, had previously voiced his displeasure at the start of last season in losing his number one spot to Joe Hart following a serious shoulder injury. Yet he settled into his substitute role for the remainder of the campaign. However, it seems he is now intent upon leaving The Blues. Glasgow Celtic appear to be top of his wish list.

The widely respected 35 year old Eire international, with 50 City appearances to his name may well know something we don't as his talk of Celtic this week had something of a foregone conclusion about it after he openly praised Celtic boss Neil Lennon. However, Shay pledged to battle on at City where he has a great rappor with a close knit squad and fanbase if asked to do so.

'It's no secret I'm a big Celtic supporter and have been all my life. I don't know what their goalkeeping situation is.

'Fraser Forster had a very good season up there and there has been talk of him moving on a permanent basis so we would have to wait and see. But it is a fantastic club with fantastic supporters. Ideally, I would like to be playing but it's out of my hands. If Manchester City want me, I've got another two years left on my contract. I don't really know what's going to happen.'


Given is one of a number of high profile players on the books, mostly loan stars, who could well be up the road within a matter of weeks.

Big question marks hover over the futures of Felipe Caicedo, Craig Bellamy, Jerome Boateng, Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz, Vladimir Weiss, Jo, John Guidetti, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Wayne Bridge as Brian Marwood, Garry Cook, Khaldoon Al Mubarak and Roberto Mancini catch up with His Highness Sheikh Mansour in advance of City's first ever Champions League campaign.

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Thursday May 26 2011
Time: 4:16AM

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Surely not moving on Boateng chaps - thought he was one of your top performers this year?
YatesyVillain
26/05/2011 05:25:00
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TBH I hope Given does leave - he's a good professional and a great keeper - just unfortunate for himm that Joe Hart is even better. At his age, Given really does need to be playing regularly, and that's not going to happen at CoMS. For the good of his career I hope Seamus gets himself the No1 shirt at a decent club and sees out the remaining 5 years or so of his career as first choice. Will wish him all the best and thank him heartily for all his contributions, and going to Celtic would be ideal IMO - not one of our rivals and Shay will get European football. Win-Win situation all round, and we'll be able to pick up a young, hungry keeper who will challenge Hart whilst not minding being on the bench most of the time.
fifthcolumnblue
26/05/2011 08:59:00
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I'll be surprised if he goes to Celtic, as wages and potential transfer fee could prove a stumbling block for the Glasgow club. Whatever happens with Shay I wish him all the very best, good bloke and a good pro to boot.
Bluedub
26/05/2011 09:53:00
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Boateng is going nowhere Mancini has already said this. John Guidetti is out of contract and has already said he is leaving.
jackblue
26/05/2011 11:05:00
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Boateng hardly featured due to injury and players in form established ahead of him Yatesy. Puiblic interest from Bayern persists and he did not attend the FA Cup celebrations in town. We'll see what gives following Mancio's statement on him. Guidetti is heavily linked with Twente, one of the rags "agreement" clubs.
Johnny Baguette
26/05/2011 13:21:00
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