Southampton has completed the signings of Man City keeper Gavin Bazunu and Mateusz Lis on five-year deals. Bazunu has 12 caps for the Republic of Ireland and costs £12m while Polish keeper Lis has made the move from the Turkish side Altay. He played for Wisla Krakow before singing for Altay who was relegated. The former never managed to break into the City first-team where he joined from Shamrock Rovers. He made 84 appearances for Shamrock Rovers and Rochdale.
“Gavin is a very exciting addition to the squad,” Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said after completing the signing of Gavin Bazunu. “He is a goalkeeper with a very modern style of play, comfortable in the build-up phase, who has developed physically through some very important loan moves early in his career. He is already an international goalkeeper, which is very rare for his age. Mateusz is a player who has a lot of the right attributes we look for in a goalkeeper, and still with his best years ahead of him.”
“I feel like it’s a place I can come and develop and learn my game. The biggest thing is an opportunity – the fact that I can come here and have a chance to play regular football,” Bazunu said.