Southampton looked to have their transfer window all wrapped up, until this latest development. They have signed another Manchester City youngster. Ralph Hasenhuttl has had a busy window, upgrading in a lot of areas. As the window enters the final minutes, the club have confirmed the arrival of Samuel Edozie.
Pep Guardiola has previously hailed Edozie as an “incredible young player”.
Adam Blackmore reports that while the fee is undisclosed it could be as much as £8 million.
Manchester City Youngster on the Move
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A Very Busy Window For the Saints
No club in the Premier League can rival newly promoted Nottingham Forest when it comes to the volume of signings. But Southampton certainly haven’t hung about themselves this summer as they try to stave off any chances of facing the drop. The latest arrival is Samuel Edozie, a Manchester City youngster who will be joining a few familiar faces at St Marys.
From the early signs this season, 19-year-old Sekou Mara is another of the new arrivals worth keeping an eye on. He joined from French side Bordeaux for over £10 million and is a fine example of rejuvenation, as he replaces 35-year-old Shane Long in the squad. A more familiar name to viewers of British football is midfielder Joe Aribo. He excelled for Charlton Athletic, earning himself a move to Rangers. The Londoner won the SPFL and got to a Europa League final and has excited Saints fans thus far in 2022.
About the Manchester City Youngster
Back to the man of the hour and Edozie has a huge fan in Ralph Hasenhuttl. “He is a quick player who has impressive technical ability, so he will be able to help our squad immediately, but we also see a lot of potential in him for the future.” These are the words of the Austrian manager as he brings on board another Manchester City youngster.
Juan Larios has also just arrived tonight at the Saints from Manchester City. Larios, along with Edozie, add to the likes of Gavin Bazunu and Romeo Lavia who have made the switch from City. Bazunu is just 20 but already has 10 caps with the Republic of Ireland first team to his name and has looked confident in between the sticks at St Marys. Lavia was on target as his new side came from behind to beat a struggling Chelsea side in mid-week.
DEAL DONE ✅ #SaintsFc
Samuel Edozie signs a 5 year contract at St Mary’s, completing the 19 yr-old winger’s move from Manchester City
Fee undisclosed but thought to be around £8M pic.twitter.com/PEX9JSBepZ
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