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Given confirms Aston Villa departure

Shay Given is ready to leave Aston Villa.

The Irish keeper, 37, lost his place as No1 to American Brad Guzan just two games into this season.

And Given revealed: "I had a meeting with the manager and we both agreed I should be playing first-team football. And that's not happening at Villa right now."

Villa will not let Given go for nothing with three years left on the whopping £60,000-a-week, five-year contract he signed after his £3.5million move from Manchester City two years ago.

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