5. Shay GivenManchester City to Aston Villa - ?3.5m
Aston Villa were in the market for a new keeper after Brad Friedel moved to Tottenham.
Republic of Ireland shot stopper Shay Given had find himself relegated to second choice at Man City as Joe Hart established himself as the first choice goalkeeper at City.
Given was determined to get back to playing regular first team football and made the move to Villa Park in a bargain ?3.5 million transfer. Villa's early season form has been largely down to their solid defensive record and the form of the Irish keeper.