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The 8 Things You Need To Know About Urhobo Boy, Gavin Bazunu Who Is Making Wave In Europe

Gavin Okeroghene Bazunu is one of the youngest goalkeepers who are making waves in Europe this season.

The shot-stopper was in goal for his country of birth, Republic of Ireland, in their Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Serbia at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday.

It was his second game and first competitive game for the Irish,, and he was highly impressive.

Following his impressive performance, I will be sharing some fat about him :

1. Family Background :

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Gavin Bazunu's father is a Nigerian who is from the Urhobo tribe, in Delta State.

His father moved to Ireland in the 90s and met his mother, who is an Irish.

2. Age and place of birth :

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Gavin is 19-year-old and was born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

3. Clubs :

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He started his career with his boyhood team, He started his career at Shamrock Rovers. He made his first team debut in June 2018 and his impressive performances earned a move to English Champions Manchester City.

Manchester City later decided to loan to Portsmouth FC in League one to allow him to gain experience.

4. Transfer fee history :

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Gavin joined Shamrock academy for free,, and they sold him to Manchester City for a fee around £400, 000 in February 2019.

5. International career :

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Gavin played for Irish at the U-17 and U20 level, before making his senior debut.

He made his debut in a 1–0 defeat on 27 March 2021 against Luxembourg.

6. Comparison :

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Gavin has been compared to Manchester City first choice goalkeeper, Ederson, because of his style of play.

English pundits have describe MD him as a perfect successor to Ederson.

7. Strengths:

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Gavin is an excellent goalkeeper with sharp reflexes. He is good with ball at his feet and that's one of the reasons, people are comparing him to Ederson.

He completed all the long passes he attempted this season. Furthermore, he's also excellent at one-on-one situations.

8. Weaknesses :

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Gavin is very tall, yet he has a problem dealing with crosses most of the time.

He has also known for conceding late goals, which has to do with the level of concentration during the game.

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