Preston North End’s search for a goalkeeper this summer could now lead them to Manchester City youngster Gavin Bazunu.
That’s according to The Sun, who claim that Preston would like to take Bazunu on loan for next season.
One source has suggested to us that Bazunu is indeed on Preston’s wish list this summer.
The problem for Preston is that Bazunu is also on the radar of Sheffield United, who could yet be playing in the Premier League.
Adam Davies is out of contract this summer and the Blades may see Bazunu as the ideal competition for Wes Foderingham.
Bazunu, 20, has now had two impressive seasons in League One with Rochdale and Portsmouth, with a Championship spell possibly the natural progression.
Bazunu also has 10 caps for Ireland, battling it out with Liverpool stopper Caoimhin Kelleher.
Considered to be a top young goalkeeper, Bazunu is highly-regarded at City and could be a major capture for Preston.
Branded ‘different class’ by Portsmouth defender Clark Robertson, Bazunu absolutely fits the mould of a modern goalkeeper in terms of his ability on the ball.
You have to feel that North End would be a great temporary home for Bazunu.
Preston is situated closely to Manchester for a start, and he will already know Irish internationals Seani Maguire and Alan Browne.
You also just have to look at how other loan goalkeepers have excelled in a Preston shirt over the years.
Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford and now Daniel Iversen have all been outstanding in loan spells at Deepdale.
Johnstone and Pickford have become England internationals and you can see Iversen becoming a regular with Denmark too.
Bazunu may be able to follow in their footsteps with a move to Preston, and he’s certainly one to keep an eye on this summer.