Southampton have reached an agreement with Manchester City over the permanent signing of goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, 90min understands.
Bazunu spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Saints' bitter rivals Portsmouth in League One, where he performed well enough to clinch the club's player of the season award.
The 20-year-old is also already firmly established in the Republic of Ireland squad, where he competes with Caoimhin Kelleher and Mark Travers for the number-one spot.
His displays have been enough to convince Southampton to sign him on a permanent basis. 90min reported earlier this month that the two clubs were close to agreeing a deal that would cost Saints £15m in total once add-ons had been taken into account.
Sources have now confirmed that an agreement has been reached, with City expecting the move to be announced in the near future.
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90min understands that Bazunu has penned a long-term deal at St Mary's, and he will be confident of clinching the number-one jersey from Alex McCarthy.
Saints prioritised signing a new goalkeeper as soon as it became clear that Fraser Forster would be moving to Tottenham instead of signing a new contract on the south coast.
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