Manchester City no.2 Shay Given has started to express his desire to leave Manchester and possibly join Italian side Roma. Given has become increasingly frustrated at City & although he himself hasn’t commented, there has been widespread circulation on a move abroad. Given has started only once this season (in the Europa League) and has lost his place to in-form English keeper Joe Hart, who returned from a stint from Birmingham having produced several world class performances. With the possibility of Given leaving – will be thrown into the no.2 spot and would increase his chances of first team football.
Manchester City are currently in a race against time regarding UEFA’s new club wage restrictions and with several of City’s key players earning £200,000+ they need to take drastic measures and players such as Roque Santa Cruz, Emmanuel Adebayor & now Shay Given have all been linked away from the club.
It’s a mere one week away from the opening of the transfer window but Manchester City have already been keen to add to their ranks signing former Barca wonder kid Guy Assulin. They have been heavily linked with Wolfsburg misfit Edin Dzecko who has apparently wrote to Manchester City, pleading them to take him under their wing.