By Nnamdi Onyeagwara

29th Jul, 2022 | 8:10pm

Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu reveals why he joined the club

Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu has revealed why he joined the club and why he believes joining the Saints will be a “good decision.

The 20-year-old goalkeeper joined the club from Man City for £12million earlier in the window after spending last season on loan at Southampton’s rivals Portsmouth.

However, the Irish international has now revealed why he decided to join the Premier League club citing that the club’s dedication to signing him went a long way. [Hampshire Live]

Southampton

Bazunu said: “There were a few clubs interested, but for me, the amount of effort Southampton put in and how quickly they worked on things.

“And how quickly they wanted to get things done was massive for me.

“They really showed a massive amount of faith in me and from speaking to the manager, he told me how much research they had done and how much they had been watching me at Portsmouth and from there, I got a really good feel for it.

“I feel it is a massive club in terms of where it can go and you see the amount of players they have developed and they showed me a pathway and it is one I want to follow.”

Bazunu makes the move

Bazunu is a promising goalkeeper who even at his young age is an experienced player having already played for several clubs.

He has played for Man City’s youth team in addition to representing Shamrock Rovers and Rochdale as well as Portsmouth where he made huge strides last season.

The Irish goalkeeper, who is of Nigerian descent, was named player’s player of the year last season, and with good reason as he had a fantastic season in League One.

Bazunu made 46 appearances for Pompey, keeping a clean sheet every 2.7 games, and helping the League One club achieve a 10th place finish last term.

The investment in the goalkeeper could prove to be an astute one, with his age, experience he has already gained as well as the potential he has shown.

Southampton will be hoping Bazunu can continue to grow as a player at St Marys, and to eventually start in between the Sticks for the Saints.

In other Southampton news, target Levi Colwill was recently spotted at a Southampton game.