Manchester City pre-season photos released confirm new signing
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.
While the Blues have yet to officially announce the goalkeeper as a permanent signing, he was part of the small group of senior players who returned to the Etihad complex as City kicked off their pre-season preparations on Monday, confirming the extension of their stay at the Mancunian club for at least one more season.
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Largely a third-choice keeper, the former England international has been with Guardiola’s side in a supporting role that has earned him occasional appearances on the City star bench.
However, in a move that shocked all of the club’s fans, the veteran recently made his Manchester City debut in a 4-3 away win over Newcastle United, his first Premier League game in close proximity. of a decade.
A ‘real leader‘as Pep called him in a post-match interview after the Newcastle game, Carson has built an impressive relationship with the goalkeepers around him and has also become a popular figure in the Manchester City dressing room
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The Manchester City boss complimented his substitute goalkeeper, revealing the extent of Carson’s contribution to City’s dressing room due to his rich pedigree after an incredibly long career.
“He immediately says what he believes, he has a lot of experience, he has been in incredible locker rooms with big teams“said Guardiola.
Carson won his first Premier League title and won two Carabao Cup winner’s medals during his two-year stint at City and is only hoping to add a few to his tally in the coming season. and beyond.
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