Shay Given has today bluntly dismissed talk of any move away from Newcastle United.
Shay Given – great football club with fantastic fans
We knew Shay and his wife Jane were very settled in Newcastle, so when the news came up a few weeks back that Arsenal were after him, it seemed interesting whether he would even want to move.
But Shay talked today to the Irish Daily Mail about Newcastle and his future:
“I’ve been with Newcastle since 1997 and I’ll soon be getting a Geordie twang.”
“It’s a great football club with fantastic fans, so I have no reason to leave.”
“I have three years left on my contract and I am very settled in the North East.”
“I see myself staying at Newcastle for the rest of my career,”
Great words from Shay, and you’ve got to say that these are the type of players we need at Newcastle.
Shay has been bothered by his groin the last 20 months or so, but has been spending the summer trying to get extra fit, so he will challenge again for the first team goalkeeper jersey, with his pal Steve Harper.
But we’re very pleased to be having both of them fighting it out again next season.,
The goalkeeper position will not be a problem for us next season, and let’s hope Shay is back to his sparkling best.