Former Celtic target Trevor Carson signs new Motherwell deal

By Connor Gordon

January 8, 2020

Former Celtic target Trevor Carson has agreed a new contract with Motherwell. The Northern Irishman will remain in Lanarkshire for a further two-and-a-half years.

His new contract comes just under a year after being linked with a move to the Scottish champions. Carson’s words following his latest decision show he’s over the disappointment of the failed transfer.

Motherwell keeper Trevor Carson is over Celtic signing saga

This time last year, the Hoops were in disarray when it came to the keeper’s jersey.

Craig Gordon’s injury opened up possible Trevor Carson to Celtic move. (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images)

Craig Gordon got injured, as did Dorus de Vries, meaning a quick and easy transfer was priority.

Brendan Rodgers looked to the Steelmen for Carson who was more than happy to join the Hoops. Unfortunately, the speculation came to nothing as the Hoops got Scott Bain from Dundee.

However, Carson appeared gutted that the bid didn’t go through in the end.

He told the Daily Record last year: “To have a club like Celtic after you, obviously you walk around a foot taller. It was a whirlwind couple of days and I was thinking will it happen, will it not?

Trevor Carson has signed a new deal with Motherwell. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“It was a massive disappointment that it didn’t happen at the time because you think it might be a once in a lifetime opportunity. I might never get the chance again to play for a club like Celtic, who knows?”

Irishman signs a new deal with the Steelmen

Carson added that the potential transfer made him stronger and boosted his profile. So much so that Motherwell kept him on and have now signed a new deal with the keeper.

His words following the signing appear to put the Celtic saga behind him to focus on the claret and amber.

Scott Bain was signed as a result of Craig Gordon’s injury. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Carson told the club’s official website: “I am delighted to be staying with the club.

“It was a no-brainer to stay with a team that is continuing to constantly improve.

“I will keep working hard for the squad as we try and push on in the second half of the season and beyond.”

The move to the Hoops didn’t work out in the end, but Carson is showing his humility and professionalism after the disappointment and then happiness of remaining in Scotland.