Given granted escape route

Kinnear concedes Given may join Man City

January 28, 2009
By Soccernet staff
Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear appears to have conceded defeat in his battle to keep highly-rated goalkeeper Shay Given at the club and revealed that Manchester City are leading the race for his signature.

In December Given vented his frustration at the Magpies uncanny ability to lurch from one crisis to another and said, via his lawyer, that he wanted to leave the club after 11 years service at St James Park.

At the time Kinnear insisted the Republic of Ireland international ...

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