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Southampton complete £10m swoop for Manchester City youngster Sam Edozie

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Southampton complete £10m swoop for Manchester City youngster Sam Edozie with 19-year-old winger looking to make first-team football after joining the Saints on a five-year deal

  • Sam Edozie completed his move to St Mary’s on the day of the transfer deadline
  • The deal for the England Under-19 international winger is worth up to £10million
  • He has switched from the Premier League champions on a five-year contract

Southampton have completed the signing of young Manchester City winger Samuel Edozie.

The deal for Edozie, who looked certain to break into Pep Guardiola’s squad last season before being injured, is worth up to £10million.

The 19-year-old has come from the Premier League champions on a five-year deal, completing his move to St Mary’s on transfer deadline day.

Southampton have finalized the signing of Manchester City winger Samuel Edozie

Edozie said on the club’s official website: “I am very excited. It’s a great club, a club that likes to play with young players, so it’s a very attractive club to go to.

‘I used to play with Roméo [Lavia] and Gavin [Bazunu]and they’ve both played a lot, so it’s definitely something at my age in my career that I just want to play as much first team as possible.

“If I get the chance to do that here, it’s a great opportunity.”

Teenage winger Edozie has also been capped at international level by England for the Under 19s

Teenage winger Edozie has also been capped at international level by England for the Under 19s

Edozie, an England under-19 international, is the latest promising talent to make the move from City to the south coast this summer, adding a new attacking option to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s roster.

Hasenhuttl said: “Samuel is another promising young player who gives us good attacking skills, and he is someone who fits very well with our philosophy.

“He is a fast player with impressive technical skills, so he will be able to help our team immediately, but we also see a lot of potential in him for the future.

“This is a good opportunity for him, and I know he’s excited about the opportunity to come here and improve.”

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