Southampton sign goalkeepers Bazunu and Lis

LONDON (AFP) – Southampton announced on Friday the signing of Manchester City goalkeepers Gavin Bazunu and free agent Mateusz Lis on five-year contracts.

Ireland international Bazunu will cost £12million.

The 20-year-old joined Premier League champions aged 16 from Shamrock Rovers before spending loan spells at Rochdale and Portsmouth.

The arrival of the two goalkeepers follows news of the departure of former Southampton England goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 34, who joins Tottenham after his contract expired at the end of June.

“We believe he has huge potential for improvement and will give us great competition for places in the goalkeeping department,” manager Ralph Hasenhuettl said of Bazunu.

“He’s a goalkeeper with a very modern style of play, comfortable in the build-up phase, who developed physically through some very big loan moves early in his career,” he said. -he adds.

Bazunu has featured in 10 international appearances, including saving a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty in a World Cup qualifier last year.

And he is delighted to take the step into regular Premier League football.

“The biggest thing is the opportunity – the fact that I can come here and have a chance to play regular football,” he said.

“Just having this opportunity to fight for my spot is the biggest thing I could have asked for.”

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