Shay Given is set to join Liverpool on loan, reports BBC’s Ben Smith:
“Liverpool are increasingly hopeful of adding winger Victor Moses on a season-loan long as talks with Chelsea continue. A deal to take goalkeeper Shay Given on loan from Aston Villa is, however, likely to go to the wire on deadline day.”
Aston Villa have tried to ship out a host of players and haven’t had much success, but it appears as though Given, Aston Villa’s oldest player is set to leave the club on a season-long loan. Given is earning massive wages at Aston Villa and I’m not sure whether or not Liverpool will pay all of it. Liverpool is looking for a keeper to play as understudy for Mignolet. This is to insure that Mignolet will be under a little bit of pressure.
I would’ve liked to see Given move to a club permanently, but wages have been the usual stumbling block.