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Manchester City goalkeeper extends contract for one more season

Published: Updated: 17:56, 23 May 2024
Scott Carson will enter his fourth season as third-choice goalkeeper at Etihad Stadium

Manchester City goalkeeper, Scott Carson, has signed a one-year contract extension with the club. This move comes as a testament to the faith that Manchester City has in Carson's impact on the team.

Scott Carson first joined Manchester City during the summer transfer window of 2019 on an initial loan deal for the 2019/2020 campaign. He served as third choice shot-stopper behind Ederson and Claudio Bravo. The temporary agreement was extended by another 12 months into the 2020/2021 campaign.

Carson made his first-team debut and his first Premier League game in almost a decade in a thrilling 3-4 win away over Newcastle United. Following this, he joined Manchester City on a permanent agreement after his Derby County contract expired in 2021.

An integral part of Guardiola’s squad

Carson extended his stay into a fourth season in 2022 and signed another one-year extension to keep him at the club until the end of this ongoing season in 2023. According to MailSport’s Jack Gaughan, there is fresh development regarding Carson's future with Manchester City as he is set to sign another one-year contract extension soon.

Scott Carson is considered an integral part of Pep Guardiola’s squad due to his popularity among team members and ability to push fellow goalkeepers Ederson and Stefan Ortega during training sessions. His role within the dressing room over five years at Etihad Stadium has been significant.

Uncertainty surrounding other goalkeepers in City camp

While clarity emerges about Carson's future at Etihad Stadium, uncertainty surrounds fellow goalkeepers Ederson and Stefan Ortega due to increasing transfer rumours.

Ederson reportedly caught interest from Saudi Pro League clubs which raises concerns among ManCity officials about whether he might be tempted by career change after seven years at the club. Stefan Ortega, on the other hand, is keen on an improved role within a top European side and eyes a concrete first-team starting position. If that's not possible at City, he might consider an exit despite his desire to stay.

Scott Carson's contract extension with Manchester City reflects the club’s faith in his abilities and impact on the team. As he continues to be an integral part of Guardiola’s squad, fans will be eager to see how this development influences Manchester City's performance in upcoming matches.

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