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Exclusive: David Norris expects Portsmouth’s Man City loanee to shine

David Norris has tipped teenage goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu to have a bright future after joining Portsmouth on a season-long loan from Manchester City.

Bazunu has made another temporary move away from the Premier League champions after impressing between the sticks for Rochdale last term.

Despite being just 19, the Republic of Ireland international has already set his sights on dislodging Ederson and becoming Manchester City’s first-choice goalkeeper.

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Pompey boss Danny Cowley has also claimed Bazunu is one of the best young goalkeepers in Europe.

Cowley is looking to challenge for promotion to the Championship during his first full season at the Fratton Park helm, having succeeded Kenny Jackett in March.

After seeing a string of players depart the League One club, Cowley has strengthened his side with the additions of Bazunu, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Shaun Williams and Clark Robertson.

But Norris, who enjoyed a spell on the south coast with Portsmouth, is particularly keen to see how Bazunu fairs at Fratton Park.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “Saying he is one of the best young goalkeepers in Europe is massive.

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“They’re earmarking him as having a massive future and, at only 19, if he can get some games under his belt and do a job, it looks like he has a good future ahead of him.

“Coming from City, you would expect him to have a decent pedigree and play with his feet, which fits in with the way the Cowley brothers want to play. There were a few Championship clubs in for him as well, so I think it will be a good signing.”

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