Sunday 15 December 2019

Given signs five-year deal at Villa

Damien Spellman

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.

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."

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