Manchester City confirm first summer signing of 2021
Carson was released from parent club Derby County after his contract expired at the end of last season after a six-year stint at Pride Park Stadium.
The 35-year-old has been with Pep Guardiola for the past two seasons, having initially been on loan from Derby in the summer of 2019 on a one-year contract, which was later extended to the end of last season.
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Manchester City now has confirmed that Scott Carson has put his pen to a new one-year contract, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2022 at the earliest.
Speaking to official club website, Carson said, “It is a pleasure and a privilege to be part of the facility here in City. It’s fantastic to be with Pep and his team behind the scenes and I feel like I have learned so much since arriving in 2019. “
“The guys made me feel at home right away and I loved every second of my two years here. Signing up for another year was such an easy decision. I want to keep pushing the other goalies we have here and I want to make sure my experience rubs off on them. “
Director of football, Txiki Begiristain went on to say: “He is a former international goalkeeper who has played in many great games over a long career.. “
“We know he’s always ready to play, so we have to call on him. Guys love him, and I know his experience has been a big help for Ederson and Zack Steffen. “
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Carson could be in contention for Pep Guardiola’s next two games, as Manchester City start their pre-season fixtures against Preston North End at Academy Stadium and Troyes in France.
The former Derby keeper is one of two keepers reportedly returning to training ahead of the preseason period, with Zack Steffen set to return to City Football Academy in the coming days.
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