David Seaman joined Manchester City in June 2003 on a free transfer. He was Kevin Keegan's first signing of the close season as the Blues prepared for their second successive year in the Premiership. With Peter Schmeichel retiring from football the City chief once again went for experience linking up with the keeper with whom he worked when he was England supremo. Arsenal had not offered the keeper a year's contract and so with regular football in his sights he was delighted to sign for the Blues.
The veteran keeper started his career with Leeds in 1982 and went on to play for Peterborough, Birmingham and then QPR. He became the most expensive goalkeeper in Britain when he made the switch across London from Queens Park Rangers to Highbury in a £1.3m move in May 1990. He has won seventy-five international caps for England, and remains hopeful that his international career is not over and that regular football with the Blues in the Premiership could open the door to the England squad again for him.