Following protracted negotiations the deal, believed to be in the region of ?3.5million, has been settled for Given, 35, to switch to Villa Park and fill the gap left following Brad Friedel's departure to Tottenham.
The Republic of Ireland international has been desperate to find regular first-team football after dropping down the pecking order at Eastlands behind England stopper Joe Hart.
More to follow.
Villan of the piece: Given is on his way to join Aston Villa
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE FANTASY FOOTBALL GAMEShay's quality, it's a Given! Villa captain Petrov delighted with move for City outcastAll the latest Aston Villa news, features and opinionAll the latest Manchester City news, features and opinion