Given turns down West Brom

Irish goalkeeper Shay Given has reportedly turned down a potential move to West Brom, with the 35 year old keen to seal a transfer to Aston Villa.

The Baggies need to add a new goalkeeper to their ranks after Scott Carson’s transfer to Bursaspor. Aston Villa are also in the market for a keeper after Brad Friedel moved to Tottenham.

Given signed for Manchester City in February 2009 for £7m, but the Donegal man is almost certainly going to leave City after losing his starting place to Joe Hart and spending a season on the bench.

Aston Villa would seem to be favourites to capture the 35 year old, but Celtic have also been credited with an interest in the keeper.

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