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Shay Given eyes Aston Villa exit

Shay Given eyes Aston Villa exit

Given ready to quit Villa
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37-year-old goalkeeper Shay Given is planning a transfer move in the January transfer window. The Ireland international is frustrated with manager Paul Lambert who has so far yet to offer the Irishman any first team action.

Brad Guzan is the current Villa number 1 and Jed Steer has recently been promoted to second choice keeper at the club, leaving Given out of the running for first team minutes and looking for a new club.

"I am disappointed I am not involved but I still have three years left on my contract, and I know I am fortunate to have that security," said Given.

"There’s a lot of good lads out there who haven’t even got a club at the moment. I could still be sitting here this time next year, no change, or something might come up in January."