Pep Guardiola lifts lid on Man City's secret leader Scott Carson as veteran pens deal
Scott Carson has penned a one-year deal with Premier League champions Manchester City.
The veteran goalkeeper spent the past two seasons on loan at City from Championship side Derby County. Upon his contract expiring at Pride Park this summer, City have now moved to hand the 35-year-old a deal.
It will see him continue his unique relationship with the club, for whom he has made just a solitary appearance in the past two years but has nevertheless lifted numerous trophies.
Carson played in the 4-3 win over Newcastle last May - his first outing in 26 months following his appearance for Derby in a Championship draw with Sheffield Wednesday in March 2019.
Despite his distinct lack of playing time, Etihad chief Pep Guardiola has waxed lyrical about Carson in the past and says the former England and Liverpool stopper is a positive presence throughout the club.
Speaking after that win over Newcastle, Guardiola said of Carson: "Maybe people don't know it but he's a real leader for us.
"He says straight away what he believes, he has a lot of experience, he has been in incredible locker rooms with big teams.
"He is an incredible person."
Speaking to City's website about the move, Carson said: “It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be part of the set-up 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.”
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