Nigel Spink says Aston Villa need to find a replacement for wantaway goalkeeper Shay Given.
Villaâ€™s European Cup winning hero believes his old club must now recruit a competitive understudy to ensure Brad Guzan maintains his high standards.
â€śIâ€™m not surprised really,â€ť Spink told the Sunday Mercury.
â€śEverybody knows Shay is a top goalkeeper.
â€śIt would have been a great situation for the club to be in if they were able to keep him.
â€śIt was probably a similar sort of situation when Mark Bosnich got in the team when I was still there, with my experience and all of that.
â€śI was there as back up and did get back into the team at time when Bozzie had blips and it probably would have been the same for Brad Guzan and Shay.
â€śItâ€™s difficult now because top goalkeepers are few and far between and to find somebody thatâ€™s really going to push Brad on will be difficult."