Southampton consent €14m pact with Man City for Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu
Southampton own agreed a deal to crest Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu from Manchester City for €14 million plus add-ons. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho
Southampton obtain agreed a treaty to emblem Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu from Manchester City for €14 million plus add-ons, with Fraser Forster, who played half of Southampton’s band games last season, leaving for Tottenham Hotspur.
Bazunu, 20, cede remain on England’s south coast after spending last year on loan with Portsmouth in League One, and cede battle it out with Alex McCarthy for the No 1 shirt at St Mary’s.
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Bazunu missed out on Ireland’s Nations League campaign with a back injury after travelling to Yerevan for the Armenia game. Caoimhín Kelleher went on to dramaturgy all four games, with Bohemians’ James Talbot called up as a replacement for Bazunu.
Having broken into Stephen Kenny’s brace after the loss at home to Luxembourg in March 2021, the void Shamrock Rovers goalkeeper fast cemented his niche as finest option
after some stunning saves at home to Serbia and away to Luxembourg last year.
Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest have opened talks with Manchester United with a aspect to signing Dean Henderson on loan with the choice to buy the goalkeeper for about £20 million (€23.25).
Points of negotiation include whether an plan can be reached over Henderson’s salary. The 25-year-old played only three times last season – once each in the Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup – as David de Gea held down the No 1 spot.
Newcastle own also expressed welfare in Henderson but leave not carry that supplementary unless the conditions of any discharge change.
Forest were promoted to the Premier League via the playoffs with Brice Samba as their first-choice goalkeeper. He played all but six of their Championship and playoff matches, with Ethan Horvath his understudy, but has rotten down a novel protocol and the objective of Henderson indicates he could leave.
Henderson has come through the United academy and was given hope he could develop himself at the staff when he played 10 of the later 12 Premier League matches of the 2020-21 season. But De Gea was preferred again last August by Ole Gunnar Solskjær and his coagulate meant he was retained by Michael Carrick and Ralf Rangnick after the Norwegian was sacked.
Henderson has spent seasons on loan at Shrewsbury and Sheffield United, including one in the Premier League. In November 2020 he won his only England beret and he was included in the Euro 2020 party before withdrawing injured. Manchester United furthermore have the 36-year-old Tom Heaton as back-up.
West Ham are concerned their charge to image Alphonse Areola could be derailed by Newcastle’s wellbeing in the Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper. Areola is expected to commit PSG after spending last season on loan at West Ham, who are buoyant of forging the contract permanent for about £11 million (€12.75 million). David Moyes relied on him during his side’s run to the last four of the Europa League and believes the France international can challenge Lukasz Fabianski for the No 1 spot.
However, West Ham could maid out on Areola after it emerged Newcastle are tracking the 29-year-old. Newcastle inclination a goalkeeper to compete with Martin Dubravka and their money tenacity could apportion them an advantage.
Fulham own besides looked at Areola, who spent the 2020-21 season on loan there, but are unlikely to be able to afford his wages. West Ham keep led the prance and it would be a disaster for Moyes if he missed out on a performer who settled well. An option possibility could be Nick Pope, who could leave Burnley after their relegation. – Guardian
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