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Shay Given , has issued a statement, through his Solicitors, that he wants away from Newcastle.,.. source Radio 5 live.




Given considers Newcastle future 


Given produced a series of magnificent saves against Liverpool on Sunday

Goalkeeper Shay Given could be set to leave Newcastle United after saying he is disillusioned with the club's situation both on and off the pitch.


Given said he had reached the "lowest point of his football career" after last week's 5-1 defeat by Liverpool.


The 32-year-old has been linked with Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City.


"All that he can see ahead with the turmoil on and off the pitch is a battle for survival," Given's lawyer Michael Kennedy said in a statement.


Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear had insisted Given, who signed a five-year deal in 2006, would not be leaving St James' Park during January's transfer window.


But the club could now be forced to listen to offers of about £8m for the keeper whom Kinnear believes is the best in the Premier League.


"Shay is very despondent following the very poor performance of the team against Liverpool last weekend," read Kennedy's statement.



Given would do well at Arsenal and would become the number one keeper there, Newcastle don't owe him anything!




"It was the lowest point of his football career and a performance that he would not wish to be repeated.


"Having served the club loyally for over 11 years, Shay feels compelled to consider his position in the light of the interest being expressed in him by Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham."


Given has made 459 appearances for the Magpies since joining from Blackburn for £1.5m in 1997.


Newcastle have some strength in the goalkeeping position, with Given's long-term deputy Steve Harper currently in discussions over a new contract.


However, Kinnear is determined to hold on to his best players, including England striker Michael Owen whose contract expires in the summer, as he attempts to steer the club away from the bottom half of the table.


The club's off-field dramas took another twist this week when owner Mike Ashley took the club off the market after failing to attract a buyer.



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