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Man City Accept Villa Offer For Shay Given

Vital Manchester City understands MCFC has agreed a fee with Aston Villa for keeper Shay Given and by all accounts the deal should go through, pending a medical as early as next week.

Both clubs are keeping their lips sealed regarding the transfer figure, however City are expected to take a hit from when the club paid Newcastle £7 million in 2009.

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper is regarded as one of the best keepers in the Premier League but Joe Hart's emergence as first-choice keeper for club and country forced Given onto the City bench for most of last season, with the 113-cap international restricted to just four cup appearances.

Both Manchester City and Aston Villa are expected to make an announcement in due course.

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Writer: danielqpr Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 15 2011

Time: 7:20PM

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A contact of mine has told me Shay has today taken his Villa medical, the only thing he didn't know was whether he passed or not.
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15/07/2011 19:27:00

Shame to see him leave but he did have shortcomings which the season before cost us many points and for me 2 defeats by Stretford
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15/07/2011 20:13:00

Brave decision by Mancio to leave a player of Shays calibre on the bench all season. Credit to Shay for not rocking the boat. Bona fortuna Mr Given!
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15/07/2011 20:14:00

I understand that the fee is around 3.5 - 4m...I also understand that he is taking a big pay cut to play which is very nice to hear.
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15/07/2011 20:18:00

I wish Ade would do the honourable thing and follow in Shay's footsteps (take a pay cut and move one). Come on Spurs, take this useless pile of **** off our hands.
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15/07/2011 20:26:00

3.5m? What a steal for the Villa. I'd have hoped we negotiated first dibs on your best players for selling him so cheaply, but then I realised - we've already had them all! LOL.
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15/07/2011 21:38:00

Well you had milner who was the only loss to us...Not exactly your gain now fifth is it, moved on from that one.
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15/07/2011 21:44:00


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