Given keen on Celtic move

Manchester City and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given has revealed his interest in a move to Celtic.

Given, 35, has spent this season on the bench, as England ‘keeper Joe Hart cemented his place as Man City’s number one. Despite reported interest in January by Arsenal, Given remained in Manchester, but is known to be looking to play first team football next season.

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Talking to Sky Sports, Given revealed that that could be in the Scottish Premier League: “It’s no secret I’m a big Celtic supporter and have been all my life. I don’t know what their goalkeeping situation is, Fraser Forster had a very good season up there and there has been talk of him moving on a permanent basis so we would have to wait and see. But it is a fantastic club with fantastic supporters.

“Ideally, I would like to be playing but it’s out of my hands. If Manchester City want me, I’ve got another two years left on my contract. I don’t really know what’s going to happen…[Celtic] is a great club, with an unbelievable history, so I wouldn’t look at it as a step down. It’s a fantastic club but it’s too soon to say what’s going to happen or if that’s going to happen. But you never say never when Celtic come calling.”

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