Will Burnley be the next club of Shay Given?

After 2 seasons in Stoke City, Shay Given´s relationship with the English Premier League club has reached it´s end.


For the majority of his time spent at the 365 stadium, the Irish shot-stopper has had to serve as a substitute goal-keeper with only a few limited appearances being made every once in a while.

The question that is beginning to rise now is in relation to the future of the 41 year old shot-stopper and the English Championship League club Burnley is turning into a realistic football destination that he might join in the next few weeks or days.

According to recent rumors and reports, the head coach of Burnley Sean Dyche is interested in signing the free agent Shay Given who was released from Stoke City at the end of the 2016-17 season.

Tom Heaton is the main shot-stopper of Burnley but the arrival of a new goal-keeper such as Shay Given can give a wealth of experience to the team of Sean Dyche as well as boost his squad depth.

Shay Given announced his retirement from the international scene back in 2016 after making 134 caps and he wants to focus the remaining years of his playing career at the club level.

Back in 1997, Shay Given was a regular starter for his former club Newcastle United as he consistently made over 20 appearances in almost every single season. After he made his way out of Newcastle United, the Irish player has struggled trying to become such an influential figure with the other clubs that he joined including: Manchester City, Aston Villa and Stoke City.

Ever since Shay Given was released from Stoke City, at the end of the 2016-17 season, the Irishman has been training with the Vanarama National League side Macclesfield but at this point in time, his future is still up in the air.

 

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