Southampton are reportedly looking to secure a summer transfer for Manchester City winger Samuel Edozie.
In a recent Twitter post from Fabrizio Romano, the journalist and transfer expert shared the latest developments on the matter.
He said: “Southampton are now trying to hijack Sam Edozie’s transfer, almost agreed with Bayer Leverkusen – could be a late attempt but Saints want to try until the end. Leverkusen agreed fee with Man City and Southampton are entering the race.”
After emerging from Millwall’s youth system, the 19-year-old joined Man City’s under-18 side in 2019. Since then, the winger has gone on to make 58 appearances for the Manchester club across their senior and youth sides, scoring 13 goals and providing 10 assists along the way.
To further highlight the talent that Edozie has, City manager Pep Guardiola had his say about the Englishman last year.
The 51-year-old gushed: “As a young talent, having a special quality, a guy who gets to the box with intention to score a goal – it’s so important for wingers. He’s an incredible young player with good pace.”
Having already signed two players from City’s youth ranks this summer in the shape of Romeo Lavia and Gavin Bazunu, it would surely have lots of Southampton fans buzzing to see their club secure another one before the transfer window closes, especially one with the attacking talent of Edozie.
Also, with the likes of Theo Walcott, Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Tella all failing to net even one Premier League goal between them last season, having a player like the City youngster in the ranks could be just what Southampton need in order to add an extra attacking dynamic to the team.
Bearing in mind how the teenager has only made one senior appearance for the Citizens, which came in their Community Shield last August, this shows that he is not a regular first-team player at the Etihad Stadium.
This could duly make a move to Southampton a tempting prospect for him, especially if he would rather stay in England and begin playing on a regular basis.
If the south coast club were successfully able to hijack a potential deal for Edozie and snatch him away from Leverkusen’s grasp, this could be a sublime bit of business from the Saints and give them a new potential star at St Mary’s.