Friday 18 January 2019

Rovers confirm teen Bazunu's City switch

Shamrock Rovers have finally confirmed the sale of goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu to Manchester City on a pre-contract agreement. Photo: Sportsfile
Shamrock Rovers have finally confirmed the sale of goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu to Manchester City on a pre-contract agreement. Photo: Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Shamrock Rovers have finally confirmed the sale of goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu to Manchester City on a pre-contract agreement.

It has been well flagged that the 16-year-old will be joining the Premier League side next year in a deal worth close to €500,000.

Bazunu will complete his Leaving Cert in Dublin next summer and part of recent negotiations has related to working out if he can spend time at City in the build-up to those exams.

Rovers have hailed the sale as a triumph for their new academy, stating: "It creates an additional revenue stream which allows us to further invest in the club as a whole with the ultimate goal of winning trophies at first-team level in the near future."

Irish Independent

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