Manchester City are linked with the likes of Harry Kane and Jack Grealish since the start of the summer transfer window. However, they have completed one transfer before they could get their hands on the stalwarts. According to the emerging reports from the transfer mill, Manchester City have secured the services of Scott Carson on a free transfer.
Manchester City’s club statement read:
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. Everyone at City would like to congratulate Scott on signing his new deal.
Even Scott Carson was happy to sign the one-year deal with the Premier League champions. He said:
It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be part of the setup here at City, 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. 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
How much did Scott Carson play in the 2020/21 season?
One of the most experienced shot-stoppers to grace the English Premier League, Scott Carson came on loan to Manchester City from Derby County. The right-footed goalkeeper started and played only one game in the English Premier League. He featured against Newcastle United in the 4-3 win at St James Park. Pep Guardiola preferred Zack Steffen over Scott Carson whenever he wanted to rest Ederson Moraes in the top-flight.
The club is looking for Scott Carson to play the exact role that Lee Grant is playing at Manchester United. Lee Grant is the fourth choice goalkeeper at Old Trafford but he is mentoring the youth academy players and graduates.