This Liverpool custodian is clearly leaving Anfield sometime soon, but after offers from two sides sure to be fighting relegation, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion, a third more inviting bid appears to be on the horizon!
Blackburn Rovers have emerged as strong contenders to sign Scott Carson from Liverpool, after Aston Villa agreed a £2.5m deal for Brad Friedel. Stoke have had an offer of accepted for Carson, and West Bromwich Albion are expected to match that bid, but Blackburn would be the favourites to sign the 22-year-old if Paul Ince follows up his interest. The Blackburn manager has been offered Tottenham’s Paul Robinson but Carson is believed to be his first choice. (The Guardian)
With all due respect to the Potters and Baggies, Scott Carson will surely prefer to ply his trade at a club likely to be at the right end of the table. Even though Paul Ince may find his club minus a few star performers come the new season, with Bentley and Santa Cruz set for possible departures, Blackburn Rovers will still be aiming for a UEFA Cup finish.
The former Leeds man will also be keen to push himself back into the England reckoning, as he hopes to add to his two cap count and he is no doubt anxious to erase the memory of that horrid performance against Croatia. Obviously any move to Ewood Park will greatly depend on whether Brad Friedel moves on as Scot will not want to end up having to be sent out on loan all over again.
Do Liverpool fans think that Rafa gave Carson a fair crack of the whip?