The departure of AsmirBegovic from Stoke City over to Chelsea, this originated speculation about the 22 year old goal-keeper and that he would turn into the next main shot-stopper for Mark Hughes at the Britannia Stadium.
Now that AsmirBegovic is gone completed his exit from Stoke City, the goal-keeping competition in the Premier League seems like it’s going to be fought between Jack Butland and the newest arrival Shay Given who was signed on July of the ongoing year. When this transfer was done, it was originally believed that Shay Given was going to serve as a back-up option.
Snatching that first spot in between the sticks will not be as easy as Shay Given said that he will give it everything he has to compete for a regular spot. Even though Shay Given Is 39 years old he still wants to continue playing consistently.
The 39 year old shot-stopper, Shay Given said: “I will try to help him but I want to play as well.The competition will be healthy for Jack, for me, as well as JakobHaugaard and that’s healthy. You need competition in every position. Squads have changed now from having two to three keepers, sometimes four decent keepers at the clubs.
Shay Given wants to bring competition to the goal-keeping position at the Britannia Stadium. The next season of the Premier League kicks off on August 8 and the Irish shot-stopper is eager for this next season to kick-off as the veteran player finally gets the chance to play in the top tier English league after playing in the Championship League during his last campaign with his previous club in Middlesbrough.
Jack Butland is also keen on landing a regular spot with Stoke City as the young goal-keeper said that he wants to get into the England team for the upcoming 2016 Euro’s, so the battle for this position in the Britannia Stadium will be very tough for the next season as both Shay Given and Jack Butland are eager on snatching it.