Given urges Guzan to stay with Aston Villa

Shay Given hopes Brad Guzan stays with Aston Villa. Given would love Guzan to stay and has compared the American's situation to the one he had at Manchester City last summer.

Shay Given hopes Brad Guzan stays with Aston Villa.

Given would love Guzan to stay and has compared the American's situation to the one he had at Manchester City last summer.

"It's a difficult one because we're in the same position," Given told the Birmingham Mail. "I'm sure he's got his own advisors, but we're all the same, we all want to play.

"I think any age is crucial, you don't get to an age where you say, 'I'm too old now' I want to be sitting on the bench. And even when you're just 19 or 20 you don't think, 'I'm happy to stay on the bench'.

"If you want to be a top player, you want to play every week and that's the same whatever age you are.

"I'd love him to stay, but I'm sure Brad's got ambitions as well to be playing regularly, so it's a difficult one as we all know.

"I was in the same position last year at Man City, we all want to play football, so it's a tricky one."

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