Perhaps the shock deal of the day, Scott Carson from Derby County to Manchester City.
33-year-old Scott Carson has made a deadline day dramatic move from Derby County to Manchester City on loan for the season.
The deal was such a shock, it even caught Carson himself by surprise.
According to the Daily Mail’s report, it was not expected at all.
“It’s an honour to have signed for City on loan.”
“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.”
✍️ We are delighted to have signed Scott Carson from Derby County on a year-long loan deal.
Welcome, Scott! 💙
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 8, 2019
He has been at Derby since 2015 and made 150 appearances for them.
He has also represented England four times too.
He will serve as back up to Ederson and Claudio Bravo, who are number 1 and 2 choice keepers respectively.
Scott went on to say:
“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.”
“It’s every player’s dream to play under him.”
“Hopefully, my experience will prove useful as we try and make it three Premier League titles in a row.”
Carson’s 16-year playing career has spanned multiple clubs:
Aston Villa, Charlton, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield Wednesday, West Brom and Wigan in England. He even had a spell at Bursaspor in Turkey.
City’s Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, said if the signing:
“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.”
“The wealth of experience Scott will bring to the squad will be important as we once again look to compete on all fronts.”