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OFFICIAL: Manchester City sign a 35-year-old free agent

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After two years of loan duty with Manchester City, the club has finally signed the 35-year-old goalkeeper as a free agent.

Manchester City has signed the 35-year-old veteran goalkeeper Scott Carson for a one-year deal. After spending two seasons on loan from Derby County, the England international has made a decision to stay with the Premier League champions.

Carson racked a single competitive appearance with City since first signing for them in 2019. We all saw him feature against Newcastle in May this year, and is certainly a dependable option behind Ederson and Zack Steffen.

As soon as he put pen to paper, Carson expressed his happiness on the club’s official website. He said: “It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be part of the setup here at City.”

“To be around Pep [Guardiola] 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.”

City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain talked about the man that has four England caps to his name saying: “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.”