Scott Carson, Liverpool’s forgotten keeper, looks set to move to new Premiership boys Stoke City after both clubs reached agreement on a £4 million deal, according to the local media in Stoke.
Carson spent last season on loan at Aston Villa and played 35 times for Martin O’Neill’s side.
With relations with Aston Villa strained, Villa decided to turn their attentions to Spurs Paul Robinson while Benitez made sure Carson returned to Anfield for pre-season training.
Rafa initially placed a £10 million valuation on Carson’s head, but the money will represent another example of an excellent Benitez investment. Liverpool paid £750,000 in 2005 for the former Leeds man, and he played for Liverpool on only 4 occasions.
Scott Carson will be Liverpool’s second England international keeper who has failed to break through to the Liverpool first team in recent years, following in the footsteps of Chris Kirkland.
If the deal goes through as expected in the next few days, Liverpool will be £11 million in profit from this summer’s transfer dealings.