Based on TalkSPORT’s Alex Criminal, Newcastle have tried and did not beat Southampton to a deal for highly-rated Irishman Gavin Bazunu.
He claims that Newcastle confirmed “sturdy curiosity” within the 20-year-old goalkeeper, nonetheless the Saints look set to seal a deal after agreeing a £10m price with Man Metropolis that might rise to £15m with add-ons.
Criminal has additionally revealed TWO the reason why Bazunu is believed to have chosen St Mary’s over St James’ Park, stating that the promise of first-team soccer and monitor report Southampton have of creating younger gamers was ‘key to his determination.’
A transfer for the Irish worldwide would’ve been an excellent one, giving us a long-term alternative to Martin Dubravka who could possibly be our primary stopper in years to return, but it appears he wished assured sport time now.
Bazunu is but to make an look for Man Metropolis’s senior aspect and loved a formidable mortgage spell at Portsmouth final season, protecting 17 clear sheets in 46 appearances.
Hopefully one we don’t look again on with massive regrets in a couple of years time!