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Manchester City Make Surprise Final Summer Signing

Blues Sign Ex England Keeper Carson On Loan

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Manchester City have made a somewhat surprise final signing of the summer as former England goalkeeper Scott Carson signed on a season long loan from Derby County.

The 33 year old lost his place in the Derby side last season after making 30 appearances, and will be City’s third choice keeper behind Ederson and Claudio Bravo.

Speaking following the move to Manchester, Carson said “It’s something I didn’t expect but an opportunity I simply could not turn down. To be part of this squad – the champions of England – is a dream come true.

“I can’t wait to see Pep’s work on the training field up close. What he has achieved in his management career has been amazing, and it’s every player’s dream to play under him.

Carson made more than 150 appearances for the Rams in four seasons, and last played for the national side in 2011. City’s Director of Football Txiki Begiristain said: “We’re delighted to be able to recruit Scott into the squad for the coming season.

“We have strength in depth in the goalkeeping department, and the wealth of experience Scott will bring to the squad will be important as we once again look to compete on all fronts.”

It may seem like an odd move by the blues, who allowed young keeper Arijanet Muric to join Nottingham Forest earlier in the transfer window, but that will allow the youngster to get some valuable game time and experience while City maintain the cover of three experienced keepers.