Shay Given joins Aston Villa
- 18 July 2011 19:40
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
Shay Given has completed his transfer to Aston Villa.
The goalkeeper joined City from Newcastle United in February 2009 and immediately established himself as first-choice for manager Mark Hughes with some outstanding performances, including a match-winning display in a penalty shoot-out against Aalborg.
Nevertheless Shay kept himself in tip-top shape after recovering from the dislocated shoulder that ended his 2009/10 campaign, and he played several games in the Carling Cup and Europa League.
Popular with fans, team mates and staff at the club alike, Shay leaves City with our best wishes.