Goalkeeper Given looking for Aston Villa exit

Goalkeeper Given arrived at Villa Park from Manchester City in 2011, but subsequently lost his spot as the club's number one to American Brad Guzan.

The 37-year-old spent 16 games on loan at Championship outfit Middlesbrough this season, keeping 10 clean sheets, but Villa opted against sanctioning a longer deal because doing so would have made them unable to recall the Irishman on an emergency basis if the need arose.

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