Who is this £420,000 Man City new signing? The next big find by Pep Guardiola?

Who is Man City new signing Gavin Bazunu? The next big find by Pep Guardiola?

According to reports in the Daily Mail, Premier League champions Manchester City have signed 16-year-old goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu from Shamrock Rovers for £420,000. Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea were also interested in the youngster, who has already played first-team football in the league of Ireland.

Bazunu also played in his club’s Europa League qualifiers, only to be eliminated by Swedish side AIK. He made his first-team debut in June and managed to keep four clean sheets. He has played for Ireland in the U15 level.

Now, he joins a star-studded Manchester City team, with an expectation to improve his game and get into the first-team at the Etihad Stadium.

Here’s everything you need to know about the player:

Player Information Report – Gavin Bazunu

One thing to note about Bazunu is that he has spent time with some prominent English clubs in the past – Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion. He has had a trial with Scottish champions Celtic, leaving manager Brendan Rodgers impressed.

Liverpool were also scouting him in the summer, which just goes to show why City have bagged a quality shot-stopper at such a young age. (Independent)

Gavin Bazunu

Bazunu is a tall individual (189 cm), so he has a good reach. He is comfortable in picking up crosses and punching the balls away. His height allows him to cover more of the goal while making a save.

The 16-year-old is also comfortable in coming out of his line and be a sweeper keeper when required. Of course, at the age of 16, he has to learn a lot of things before staking a claim at the highest level, but things have been good so far.

At Manchester City, he will be able to learn the trade in a magnified manner, which would groom him to become one of the best in the business sooner than later. The Cityzens have got a quality keeper, who has enough potential to be a top-class addition to their senior squad.

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All in all, a good deal for the reigning Premier League champions. Manchester City academy have surely got a gem in their hands.

Written by Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core.
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