It certainly looks like Shay Given has had enough of all the promises made by Newcastle management over the last 11 years, and the club still hasn’t won anything for 40 years, and we don’t think we’re anywhere near to changing that statistic – at least anytime soon.
Shay Given – down and out at Newcastle
The betting on where Given will end up has Manchester City at 3-2 favorites, and we think the reason for that is that a silly money bid is expected from them for Given. Let’s rephrase that – we hope a silly money bid will be made from them for Shay.
We’re fairly sure Shay is already almost out of the club, so if we are indeed to lose him, it’s then in the club’s best interests to get some decent money for the world class goalkeeper, who still has plenty of years left at the top level.
And we can presumably start rebuilding the squad with that money – presumably.
Newcastle could do worse than trying to get Manchester City’s current 6’3” goalkeeper, 21 year old Joe Hart in part exchange from the Eastlands club.
Joe’s a very good goalkeeper now, and already has Premier League experience, and at only 21 years old will only get better as he matures.
Joe’s already in the full England squad, and probably the best young English goalkeeper around at the moment.
Another good goalkeeper we could pursue is Manchester United’s 25 year-old Ben Foster, another good young English goalkeeper, who has one cap for England so far, and seems lost at Manchester United, yet has significant experience after playing for Watford on loan for a couple of seasons.
Online betting company Paddy Power has Arsenal and Tottenham at both 7/2 with former club Sunderland 25/1 outsiders.
Here’s the latest betting on where Shay will end up.
Manchester City 3/2