November 14, 2012


By Engerlund

The former England goalkeeper Scott Carson is a favourite to return to England in the January transfer window after growing frustrated about life in Turkey. The former West Brom goalkeeper completed a move to Turkish football only recently. However, his contract with the Turkish club Bursaspor comes to an end in the summer. Bursaspor have not shown any interest in renewing the deal for the former Liverpool and West Brom goalkeeper. As a result, the 27-year-old has been linked with a number of Premier league and Championship clubs, who can sign him for a cut-price deal in the January transfer window.

Scott Carson has represented the England national team on four occasions, but he is unlikely to be picked by the current England manager Roy Hodgson in the near future barring injuries for the first choice goalkeeper from Manchester city, Joe Hart. The 27-year-old Scott Carson was thought of as the next number one goalkeeper for England following the string of errors made by the former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson. However, his catastrophic mistake in a qualifying match for England almost forced him out of the first team of the former manager Fabio Capello. He is unlikely to win the heart of the current manager Roy Hodgson due to the extraordinary performances of the Manchester city goalkeeper Joe Hart.

It is expected that the Turkish club Bursaspor will accept bids of around £ 500,000 for the player. This makes him an excellent value for money proposition for the clubs looking to get an international quality goalkeeper. His agent has meanwhile revealed that he has been in talks with a number of clubs from England. After spending the last few seasons abroad, it seems that Scott Carson has made it a priority to return home, which would help him challenge for the England national team place.