Report: Gavin Bazunu joins Manchester City despite several Spurs bids

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...

Tottenham Hotspur and Celtic are amongst the teams to have missed out on Gavin Bazunu.

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...

According to a report from The Telegraph, Tottenham were unable to beat Manchester City to the signature of Gavin Bazunu despite Spurs making several bids to land the 16-year-old this summer.

Bazunu has become the latest starlet to join the Premier League champions, with The Telegraph reporting that City will pay Shamrock Rovers £420,000 for the goalkeeper - which is a record for a non-professional player in Ireland.

 

According to The Telegraph, Spurs were confident that they would be able to get a deal across the line, with the two clubs boasting a good relationship in the wake of their Europa League clash in 2011

But Tottenham have missed out after making a series of bids for the prospect, while Celtic and Liverpool were also amongst the impressive list of teams that Bazunu seemingly had to pick from before he reached his decision.

Dublin , Ireland - 17 August 2018; Gavin Bazunu of Shamrock Rovers watches on from the bench ahead of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians...

It would appear that it is going to be a blow for Spurs to miss out on the youngster. The number of high-profile teams interested and the fact that Tottenham made a number of bids suggests that they were confident that he is going to be something seriously special in the coming years.

But unfortunately for the likes of Tottenham and Celtic, they are going to have to watch the youngster realise his potential elsewhere with Manchester City getting a move across the line. 

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