Derby County released their retained list on Monday, and Scott Carson won’t have to wait long for his next club.

Carson’s contract with Derby officially ends later this month, but the Rams have confirmed that he will be leaving.

The 35-year-old joined Derby back in 2015, and racked up 171 appearances for the club – but the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday in March 2019 proved to be his last game for Derby.

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Carson has spent the last two seasons on loan at Manchester City, playing just once as their third-choice stopper.

City have seemingly been impressed enough to give him a full-time deal, with the Manchester Evening News reporting that Carson is set to join permanently.

Pep Guardiola branded Carson a ‘real leader’ despite many suggesting that he was only being kept at the Etihad Stadium for homegrown quota reasons.

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It’s clear that Carson is important around the City squad and in their dressing room, so whilst Derby haven’t wanted him for more than two years now, he’s valued with the Premier League champions.

Some may question the wisdom of Derby’s stance on Carson over the last couple of years, but his time is now officially coming to an end – and he gets to stay with the Premier League winners whilst Derby consider their summer business.

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