I don’t think this is likely to happen, but Giovanni Trappatoni (Ireland’s manager) says: “I would recommend Italian clubs to buy Shay Given from Newcastle. He resembles Gianluigi Buffon, and I am not exaggerating when I say this. He is a born goalkeeper, and there is a vacancy for players like this in Serie A.”
I think the most we can say to comments like this one is “THANKS for the compliments to Shay”. Yes we believe he’d do a good job in Serie A or any league for that matter but as Shay himself has said on numerous occasions “He’s more than happy with Newcastle Utd.” Thanks Giovanni for the compliments!
It just seems to us that Giovanni Trappatoni is more than happy with Shay’s performances and ability and it almost comes like “Wow, I never knew a keeper of this ability was around”. Well we did and so did 50,000 Geordies for over 10 years now! 🙂
Quote taken from IRISH INDEPENDENT