Scott Carson signs for one year with Manchester City after a veteran’s contract with Derby expired

Scott Carson signs with Manchester City on a one-year deal… with an experienced goalkeeper on loan for the past two seasons before the Derby contract expires this summer

  • Scott Carson first came to Manchester City on a loan from Derby in 2019
  • That agreement between the two parties was extended by 12 months last year
  • Now he has signed a permanent contract with City after his Derby deal expired
  • Carson played only once for City, a 4-3 win over Newcastle in May

Manchester City have announced that Scott Carson has joined the club permanently after signing a one-year contract.

The veteran goalkeeper first joined City on loan from Derby in 2019 and that deal was extended for a further 12 months last summer.

However, the 35-year-old – who was behind No 1 Ederson and his deputy Zack Steffen in the City pecking order – has now joined Pep Guardiola’s squad permanently after his Pride Park deal expired earlier this summer.

Manchester City have announced that Scott Carson has joined the club permanently

The experienced goalkeeper had been loaned to Pep Guardiola's selection for the past two seasons

The experienced goalkeeper had been loaned to Pep Guardiola’s selection for the past two seasons

“It is a pleasure and a privilege to be part of the set-up here at City,” Carson told the club’s official website.

“To be around Pep and his backroom staff is fantastic and I feel like I’ve learned so much since I joined in 2019.

“The guys made me feel right at home and 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 Derby contract expired

But the 35-year-old has now signed a one-year deal with the Premier League champions after his Derby contract expired

The ex-England goalkeeper only played once for City, a 4-3 win over Newcastle in May

The ex-England goalkeeper only played once for City, a 4-3 win over Newcastle in May

“It was such an easy decision to commit for another year. I want to continue pushing the other goalkeepers we have here and I want to make sure that my experience comes across to them.”

City’s football director Txiki Begiristain, meanwhile, added: “Scott brings a wealth of knowledge to the squad.

“He is a former international goalkeeper who has played in many big matches over a long career. We know he is always ready to play if we need to call on him.

“The boys love him and I know his experience has helped Ederson and Zack Steffen a lot.”

Carson was behind Ederson (L) and Zack Steffen (R) in the pecking order at the club

Carson was behind Ederson (L) and Zack Steffen (R) in the pecking order at the club

Carson has made only one solitary appearance in his two campaigns to date at the Etihad Stadium.

The former England goalkeeper made it in May when City traveled to Newcastle and won 4-3 at St James’ Park thanks to a hat-trick from Ferran Torres.

Carson also represented Liverpool, Leeds, West Brom and Wigan in his 18-year senior career, while also playing for his country four times between 2007 and 2011.

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