Whitehaven-born former England goalkeeper Scott Carson admits "it’s every player’s dream" to play under Pep Guardiola after he completed a shock move to Premier League champions Man City.

Carson, who grew up in Cleator Moor, today signed a year-long loan deal with Guardiola's team from Championship outfit Derby.

The 33-year-old, who counts Leeds, Liverpool, West Brom and Wigan among his former clubs, told Man City's website: "It’s an honour to have signed for City on loan.

"It’s something I didn’t expect but an opportunity I simply could not turn down. To be part of this squad – the champions of England – is a dream come true.

"I can’t wait to see Pep’s work on the training field up close. What he has achieved in his management career has been amazing, and it’s every player’s dream to play under him.

"Hopefully, my experience will prove useful as we try and make it three Premier League titles in a row."

Director of football Txiki Begiristain added: "We’re delighted to be able to recruit Scott into the squad for the coming season.

"We have strength in depth in the goalkeeping department and the wealth of experience Scott will bring to the squad will be important as we once again look to compete on all fronts."