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Given signs five-year deal at Villa

Damien Spellman

Published 19/07/2011 | 05:00

Shay Given has targeted reaching the same level he achieved earlier in his Premier League career after he ended his spell at Manchester City by signing a five-year deal with Aston Villa.

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Given (35) admitted he was not featuring regularly enough under Roberto Mancini at City, but the Republic of Ireland's most-capped player is now relishing his latest challenge.

"Everyone knows that I didn't play enough football last season, so I'm really pleased that I'll be able to put that right here. Hopefully, this move will get me back to where I was before in the Premier League, which is where every player wants to be playing," he said.

"Aston Villa is a huge football club and I'm really excited to be joining."

Irish Independent

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