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Everton eyeing swoop for Gavin Bazunu

Kevin Thelwell is plotting an Everton transfer swoop which will surely please Frank Lampard ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the word?

According to the Irish Independent, the Toffees are eyeing up a summer move for Manchester City and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu.

The 20-year-old has been out on loan at Portsmouth this term and faces a big decision on his future.

Southampton, Bournemouth and Sheffield United have all been linked with the young stopper, so Everton would face a battle for his signature if they actively pursue him.

Lampard would love him

With recent reports indicating that Lampard is willing to entertain offers for Jordan Pickford, the money from any such sale would likely go back into investing in the squad. This would obviously mean that the manager would then be on the lookout for a new number one, and Bazunu is thought to be a target ahead of next season.

Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley has heaped praise on the 6 foot 2 ‘keeper following an excellent season at the club, dubbing him “exceptional” as the Irishman kept 16 clean sheets in 44 matches, missing only two games as Pompey finished tenth in League One.

Should Everton sign Bazunu?





Bazunu made more passes (811) than any other goalkeeper in the division during his spell on the south, coast and his remarkable talent holds no bounds as he aims for regular game-time at a higher level.

His contract at Manchester City expires in 2024, and with Ederson looking like he will be at the Etihad Stadium for the long haul as he is contracted until 2026, Everton could land Bazunu for a decent fee.

The 20-year-old already has 10 caps to his name for the Republic of Ireland and this international experience will stand him in good stead as he aims to make a living in the upper echelons of the game.

Lampard could do worse than signing the young Irish ‘keeper for next season, regardless of whether or not Pickford is at Goodison Park by then.

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