[People Profile] All We Know About Gavin Okeroghene Bazunu Biography, Career, Family, Networth

[People Profile] All We Know About Gavin Okeroghene Bazunu Biography, Career, Family, Networth

 

Gavin Okeroghene, born 20th February, 2002. He is an Irish professional footballer who is goalkeeper with Premier League side Southampton

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His first club was Shamrock Rovers, making his debut for the team in June of 2018 at 16 years old prior to moving to Manchester City in February 2019. The 2020-21 season was spent as a loan player at Rochdale as well as the season 2021-22 as a loan player at Portsmouth.

Profiling Gavin "Okeroghene" Bazunu

A Quick Glance At Gavin "Okeroghene" Bazunu
Full NamesGavin "Okeroghene" Bazunu
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Date Of Birth20 February 2002
State of OriginDublin, Ireland
ProfessionFootballer
position Goalkeeper
Current teamSouthampton
careerYouth career
Shamrock Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team
2018 Shamrock Rovers
2019–2022 Manchester City
2020–2021 → Rochdale (loan)
2021–2022 → Portsmouth (loan)
2022– Southampton
National team‡
2019 Republic of Ireland U17 2
2019– Republic of Ireland U21 3
2021– Republic of Ireland
Salary
£5,200 per week
Net Worth £608,400

A former Irish youth international He made his senior international debut in 2021.

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Life in the early years and later

In Dublin, Bazunu was raised in the suburb of Firhouse. His parents are of Nigerian descent.

Club life

Shamrock Rovers

After completing an academy program in Shamrock Rovers, Bazunu made his debut in the Rovers first team on June 9 2018, in a 5-0 loss at home against Bray Wanderers, at the age of 16. The manager Stephen Bradley stated that despite not wanting to throw young goalkeepers at that age in the season’, Bazunu was ‘ready’ for his debut with the team. He played three more times with Shamrock Rovers in the 2018 League of Ireland Premier Division. This included a penalty stop at Cork City which meant that he had four clean sheets of four games in the league.

Manchester City

On September 6, the 6th of September, 2018, was revealed that Bazunu has joined Premier League club Manchester City for an unspecified amount estimated at PS420,000 however, a date for joining was not set and Bazunu wanting to finish his education through the Irish education system. In the following month it was revealed that Bazunu had signed an agreement for a pre-contract with Manchester City. the initial agreement that he’d join the club in the summer of 2019 but was later changed to February 2019. His debut was made with Manchester City’s under-18 team on the 9th of February, 2019, in a match against Stoke City U18.

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Bazunu was selected for Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League squad for the Second leg of the Round of 16 game with Real Madrid in August 2020.

Loans to Rochdale and Portsmouth

He signed a contract extension deal with Manchester City until 2024 and was signed by League One side Rochdale on one-year loan later in the month. He played and kept clean sheets on the debut of Rochdale on the 5th September of 2020, in an 1-1 EFL Cup victory away to Huddersfield Town, and made his first appearance in league play following week, in the 3-1 loss at Swindon Town.

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The first day of July, 2021, the player was loaned in Portsmouth to play in the season 2021-22. He was named the team’s Players’ Player and Player of the Season.

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Southampton

On the 17th of June in 2022 Bazunu was signed by Southampton on the basis of a five-year agreement, for an amount in the region of PS12 million.

International career

Bazunu

\has represented Ireland’s Republic of Ireland at under-17 and under-21 levels.

He was in the March of 2021 when he made it to his senior Republic of Ireland team for the first time, in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He made his debut as a senior with a 1-0 loss on the 27th of March 2021 in Luxembourg

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