We have to think that Shay Given will find a new club in January, so he can start to play regularly, because it’s a wast of his talent to be on the bench at Man City.
Fraser Forster – in action for Celtic against Rangers recently
That’s also true for other players at the Eastlands club – like Adam Johnson as another example – and we have to hope he arrives on loan at Newcastle in January. 😀
And it seems that Shay would like nothing better than to return to Glasgow Celtic, where he was released way back in 1994, as surplus to requirements, when he was just 18 years old.
But it appears that Celtic have been pleased with the form of their goalkeeper 6’7″ Fraser Forster, who joined them on loan last August from Newcastle, and Fraser has so far played 15 times for the Glasgow giants, and they want to keep Fraser at the club past January.
And it seems that Newcastle are willing to let Fraser stay out on loan at Parkhead through the end of the season.
That will mean that Glasgow Celtic will not be in the bidding for the Irishman, who has been capped a record 109 times for his country, and of course was always a top goalkeeper ay Newcastle United.
And it would appear that Arsene Wenger will also not be after Shay in January, although somebody needs to tell the Arsenal manager they will not win anything until they get a top class goalkeeper between the sticks.
It seems Wenger prefers a goalkeeper who commands the box more, and is better at crosses than Shay is, who’s a tremendous shot stopper.
If Arsenal again pursue Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, then Mark Hughes could be interested, and of course it was Mark who signed Shay for Man City from Newcastle for around £7M in January, 2009. That was just one of the reasons Newcastle ended up relegated in May, 2009.
Shay had at the time made more than 460 appearances for the Tyneside club, and was a tremendous player for the Magpies.