MANCHESTER CITY is reportedly angry at Derby County for blocking Scott Carson’s transfer to Etihad.
The 35-year-old goalkeeper is on loan from the citizens for the second time in a row.
Derby prevents Scott Carson from signing a permanent deal in Manchester CityPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
However, according to the Daily Mail, Pep Guardiola is keen to make the move permanent.
The city wants to hand over an 18-month contract to its third-choice stopper.
However, the report adds that the Rams are holding up any deal as they desperately seek the £ 500,000 installment due this month.
The loan agreement stipulates that City Derby will pay twice per season to cover Carson’s loan fee and wages.
And the championship side needs the money to cover the players’ wages.
The Rams squad was not paid in full in December as the proposed takeover of the club is not yet complete.
Even new boss Wayne Rooney and coaches Liam Rosenior and Shay Given – all promotions – are still on their old payrolls.
Carson is believed to be frustrated with Derby’s reluctance to let him go and fears he will miss out on the chance to stay with the Premier League giants for another year which could end his career as a player.
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The veteran stopper joined Etihad for extra experience and an extra native player to the roster.
Although he has not played a minute in the first team since his arrival in summer 2019, he is very popular throughout the club and gets on well with the other goalkeepers Ederson and Zack Steffen, who want Carson to stay.
The four-man England international made it through at Leeds, playing with Liverpool, West Brom, Bursaspor and Wigan before moving to Pride Park in 2015.