Celtic could miss Gavin Bazunu chance as Manchester City reportedly lead chase

Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City celebrates following his side's victory during the FA Community Shield between Manchester City and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2018...

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic took Gavin Bazunu on trial - but Premier League giants City and Spurs are now reportedly leading the chase.

Cork , Ireland - 6 July 2018; Gavin Bazunu of Shamrock Rovers acknowledges supporters following the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Cork City and Shamrock Rovers at...

The biggest talent in Irish football right now could be a 16-year-old goalkeeper.

Gavin Bazunu has been a revelation since emerging onto the scene at Shamrock Rovers. He has made just six first-team appearances so far but conceded only twice in that time, both against AIK in the Europa League qualifiers, while he has managed to keep the experienced Northern Ireland international Alan Mannus out of the starting XI.

No wonder some of Britain’s big hitters are interested. But it seems that Scottish Premiership champions Celtic face a major challenge if they want to lure Bazunu to Glasgow.

 

The Irish Sun have reported that Bazunu had a trial at Celtic earlier in the summer – but it seems that two bonafide Premier League giants are now in front of Brendan Rodgers’ side in the race.

The Irish Independent claimed on Tuesday that Tottenham Hotspur had made a bid of £180,000 for the teenage shot-stopper. And the same publication is now stating on Friday that Manchester City are in pole position with a decision on his future potentially set to be made next week.

Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City celebrates following his side's victory during the FA Community Shield between Manchester City and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2018...

It is expected that Bazunu will earn Shamrock Rovers around £350,000 – but he will stay in Ireland until next year when he finishes his school exams.

He might only be 16 but Celtic should be really disappointed if they miss out on the sort of talent who doesn’t appear too often.

Cork , Ireland - 6 July 2018; Gavin Bazunu of Shamrock Rovers saves a penalty from Kieran Sadlier of Cork City during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Cork City and...

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