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Stoke’s loss is West Brom’s gain – Baggies sign Liverpool keeper

Rafael Benitez may have originally wanted £10 million for Scott Carson, although it seems that the Reds are only going to pocket a third of that amount after it was confirmed that West Brom had landed the England international.

The official West Brom website reports that Tony Mowbray is delighted to have sealed the deal, with the Baggies paying £3.25 million for the keeper’s services. It had been thought that Stoke were in pole position with regard to this signing, although the Potters appeared to stall over personal terms a day or two ago, leaving the way open for their Midlands rivals.

“Scott is a young keeper who has achieved a lot in a short space of time,” manager Tony Mowbray told West Brom’s official site.

“I think he’s been looking for some stability in his career after spending a lot of his time as a Liverpool player out on loan at other clubs.

“Scott is one of a group of very talented, emerging, young English goalkeepers. Hopefully, we can provide him with a platform to push his career onwards and upwards.”

Liverpool fans might be a bit gutted that they didn’t get more cash for a player who helped Aston Villa finish in last season’s Premier League. It’s not really a lot of extra cash in the coffers as the Reds look to splash out on at least a couple more signings. Someone else who’ll be disappointed is Dean Kiely, who saw David James replace him at Portsmouth and now looks to have been dislodged as number one choice at The Hawthorns.

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