Gavin Bazunu Set For Medical With Southampton

Gavin Bazunu Set For Medical With Southampton
By Colman Stanley Updated

Gavin Bazunu looks set to become a Southampton player with the 20 year-old keeper having his medical with the club today.

The42 are reporting that the deal could be worth up to €18.5 million with add-ons.

We reported last week that Southampton were interested in signing the Man City keeper, after their no. 1 Fraser Forster had been sold to Spurs, and it now looks like the deal has come to fruition.

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Southampton do have the England capped Alex McCarthy on their books as well, but given the money they are spending on Bazunu, it would seem that they are hoping he can be their first-choice keeper.

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Despite not having played for Man City, Bazunu has enjoyed two extremely successful loan spells with both Rochdale and Portsmouth, and was named as the latter's Players' Player of the Season for 2021/22.

He has also bagged the starting jersey for Ireland with a series of stand out performances that included a breathtaking save against Luxembourg.

14 November 2021; Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu saves a shot on goal by Olivier Thill of Luxembourg during the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying group A match between Luxembourg and Republic of Ireland at Stade de Luxembourg in Luxembourg. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

While he was injured for the recent Nations Cup games, the no. 1 shirt looks to still be his despite the promising performances of Caoimhín Kelleher.

One of the main arguments that has been levelled against Bazunu, in terms of his place in the Irish starting XI, was that he played in League One whereas Kelleher is with Liverpool and played a starring role in their League Cup victory.

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However, with his move to Southampton, he can prove himself against the very best and continue his rapid rise to stardom.

SEE ALSO: Nathan Collins Scores Incredible Solo Goal To Give Ireland Lead Over Ukraine

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