Tottenham hopeful of agreeing £15m Bazunu deal - sources
Tottenham are hopeful a bid of up to £15million could be enough to land Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, sources have told Football Insider.
Spurs are pursuing the 21-year-old following his impressive breakthrough at the struggling Saints, whose relegation from the Premier League was confirmed during the weekend.
It is believed that Tottenham regard Bazunu as a strong candidate to take over the number one shirt next season from Hugo Lloris.
Football Insider revealed last week that Tottenham have been keeping close tabs on Bazunu and have been impressed by his development.
He fits the profile of player that Spurs are looking to invest in this summer, with an emphasis expected to be on rising star with the potential to develop under the new manager.
Southampton’s relegation from the top flight is likely to lead to a fire sale of talent to the Premier League elite.
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Tottenham are also keen on Bazunu’s outfield colleague James Ward-Prowse, who is expected to lead the exodus of talent from St Mary’s Stadium.
Lloris, 36, is expected to depart the club this summer despite having a year remaining on his contract.
The club captain has had a wretched campaign and has reportedly now been offered a mega salary by a Saudi Arabian club as he weighs up his Tottenham future.
Bazunu, who joined the Saints from Man City for a reported initial fee of £12million last summer, has made 32 Premier League appearances across 37 in all competitions this season – conceding 61 goals and keeping five clean sheets.
The 13-cap Republic of Ireland international earned a spot as a Premier League number one after impressive loan spells away at Portsmouth and Rochdale.
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