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<b>10. Alex McLeish £6m</b>

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<b>10. Alex McLeish £6m</b>

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Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has backed Shay Given to "prove his point" after ending a frustrating spell on the Manchester City sidelines with a move to the midlands.

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