Manchester City have steamrollered their Premier League rivals in yet another transfer swoop — this time for an unknown young goalkeeper.
According to the Irish Independent, City outbid Tottenham for £360,000 keeper Gavin Bazunu, who is 16 and yet to complete his major school exams.
Shamrock Rovers youngster Bazunu is set to join City next season after completing his Leaving Certificate.
The deal also includes add-ons if the youngster does go on to big things with the Premier League champions in the future.
Bazunu has an eye-popping record of keeping clean sheets in all four of his League of Ireland appearances, but conceded against AIK Stockholm in the Europa League qualifiers.
City had there eye on Dublin-local Bazunu before Tottenham came in with an offer for him, but they were swept aside by City’s well-resourced sporting directors.
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Bazunu has drawn plaudits for saving a penalty against Cork City in Rovers’ 0-0 draw with the Premier Division champions.
After signing forms with the club, Bazunu was invited to watch the club’s 6-1 defeat of Huddersfield on the opening day of the Premier League season.
Pep Guardiola’s side have Ederson, 25, Claudio Bravo, 35, and Daniel Grimshaw, 20, in their ranks, after selling Joe Hart to Burnley over the summer.
Bravo has picked up an Achilles injury that will keep him out of the team for most of the season.
The manager has given game-time to several youth team products over recent years, including Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz.
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