Scott Carson signs for Manchester City on one-year deal… with veteran goalkeeper having joined on loan for the last two seasons before contract at Derby expired this summer
- Scott Carson first joined Manchester City on loan from Derby back in 2019
- That agreement between the two parties was extended for 12 months last year
- Now he has signed a permanent contract at City after his Derby deal expired
- Carson has made just one appearance for City, a 4-3 win at Newcastle in May
Manchester City have announced Scott Carson has joined the club on a permanent basis after signing a one-year contract.
The veteran goalkeeper first joined City on loan from Derby in 2019, and that agreement was extended for another 12 months last summer.
However, the 35-year-old – who has been behind No 1 Ederson and his deputy Zack Steffen in the pecking order at City – has now joined Pep Guardiola’s squad permanently after his deal at Pride Park expired earlier this summer.
Manchester City have announced Scott Carson has joined the club on a permanent basis
The veteran goalkeeper had been in Pep Guardiola’s squad on loan for the past two seasons
‘It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be part of the setup here at City,’ Carson told the club’s official website.
‘To be around Pep and his backroom staff is fantastic and I feel I have learnt so much since I joined in 2019.
‘The lads made me feel at home straight away and I have loved every second of my two years here.
But the 35-year-old has now signed a one-year deal with the Premier League champions after his deal at Derby expired
The ex-England keeper has made just one appearance for City, a 4-3 win at Newcastle in May
‘To commit for another year was such an easy decision. I want to continue pushing the other goalkeepers we have here and I want to make sure my experience rubs off on them.’
City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain meanwhile added: ‘Scott brings a wealth of knowledge to the squad.
‘He is a former international goalkeeper who has played in lots of big games during a long career. We know he is always ready to play, if we need to call upon him.
‘The lads love him, and I know his experience has been a huge help to Ederson and Zack Steffen.’
Carson has been behind Ederson (L) and Zack Steffen (R) in the pecking order at the club
Carson has made just a solitary appearance in his two campaigns to date at the Etihad Stadium.
The former England goalkeeper made in May, when City travelled to Newcastle and won 4-3 at St James’ Park courtesy of a Ferran Torres hat-trick.
Carson has also represented Liverpool, Leeds, West Brom and Wigan in his 18-year senior career, while also making four appearances for his country between 2007 and 2011.