Southampton look to hijack Leverkusen's £5m deal for winger Sam Edozie
Southampton look to hijack Leverkusen’s £5m deal for Manchester City winger Sam Edozie… despite confirming the £11m signing of Bordeaux’s Sekou Mara
- Southampton have made a late move for Manchester City for winger Sam Edozie
- The 19-year-old star had been expected to join Bayer Leverkusen for £5million
- The City winger made his first-team debut for Pep Guardiola’s side last season
- He has not played since and is looking for regular first-team football next term
Southampton have made a late move for Manchester City for winger Sam Edozie.
The 19-year-old is training with City’s U23s and had been expected to join Bayer Leverkusen for £5million this summer.
Edozie made his first-team debut for Pep Guardiola’s side last season during their community shield clash with Leicester City but has not played since.
Southampton have made a late move for Manchester City for winger Sam Edozie (above)
However, he plays regularly for the reserve side – scoring five times in 27 appearances over the past two seasons.
Edozie has also won the title with City’s U23 and U18 side before going on to gain UEFA Youth League experience.
The 19-year-old is now looking to make the step-up to regular first-team football and had been touted with a move to Bayer Leverkusen.
However, Premier League side Southampton have decided to hijack Edozie’s move to Germany.
The 19-year-old is training with City’s U23s and had been expected to join Bayer Leverkusen
Sekou Mara joins Southampton in an £11million deal as the Saints sixth signing of the summer
The Saints also confirmed the £11m signing of Bordeaux striker Sekou Mara on Monday. The 19-year-old will join the club on a four year deal, subject to international clearance.
Mara was a wanted man after displaying his potential last season, a breakout campaign at senior level for the youngster, scoring six goals in just eight starts and a further 18 substitute appearances for Bordeaux.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl said: ‘Sékou is coming here to score goals and has shown in the French league he can do this, now he needs to work hard and show he can do this in the Premier League.
‘He is a young guy who will need time to adapt to a new country and a new league, but we are excited about his potential and what he can become in the future.’
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