Southampton complete £10m swoop for Manchester City youngster Sam Edozie with 19-year-old winger seeking first-team football after joining the Saints on five-year deal
- Sam Edozie finalised his switch to St Mary’s on transfer deadline day
- The deal for the England Under-19 international winger is worth up to £10m
- He has joined from the Premier League champions on a five-year contract
Southampton have completed the signing of young winger Samuel Edozie from Manchester City.
The deal for Edozie, who appeared certain to break into Pep Guardiola’s squad before injury last season, is worth up to £10million.
The 19-year-old has joined from the Premier League champions on a five-year contract, finalising his switch to St Mary’s on transfer deadline day.
Southampton have completed the signing of winger Samuel Edozie from Manchester City
Edozie told the club’s official website: ‘I’m very excited. It’s a great club – a club that likes to play young players, so it’s a very attractive club to come 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 football as possible.
‘If I’ve got a chance of that here then it’s a great opportunity.’
Teenage winger Edozie 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 switch from City to the south coast this summer, adding another attacking option to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s squad.
Hasenhuttl said: ‘Samuel is another promising young player who brings good attacking qualities to us, and he is someone who fits very well with our philosophy.
‘He is a quick player who has impressive technical ability, so he will be able to help our squad 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 is excited about the chance to come here and improve.’