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Wigan Athletic In Talks to Sign Keeper Scott Carson

Latics hope to land former England goalkeeper.

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Wigan Athletic are hoping to land unlucky goalkeeper Scott Carson after his Bursaspor confirmed that the two clubs are in talks, Sky Sports reports.

The 27-year-old has been in Turkey for the past two years since joining from West Bromwich Albion in 2011 but is now thought to be keen on a move back home for family reasons.

Owen Coyle is said to be on the look out for a new goalkeeper since Joel Robles returned to Atletico Madrid and Ali Al Habsi is could be set to miss the start the season after undergoing shoulder surgery.

And though no deal has been agreed yet, the Turkish side have confirmed that Wigan have been in touch.

“The two clubs are still in negotiations,” Bursaspor’s head of international relations, Gedik Huseyin, told Sky Sports.

“Scott has done very well since being in Turkey and it will be sad to see him leave.

“But we understand there are issues with his family which means he needs to move home.”

Carson is still best remembered on these shores as the man who played a huge part in England’s downfall against Croatia in 2007 that saw them miss out on Euro 2008.

He has previously spent time with Leeds, Liverpool, Charlton Athletic and Aston Villa.


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