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Manchester City prospect explains summer plan; coach agrees with loan proposal

Manchester City teenager Gavin Bazunu has revealed that he is open to going out on loan next season and that the club are working towards such a deal.

Speaking to extratime.com, the Republic of Ireland goalkeeper confirmed that he and City goalkeeping coach Xabi Mancisidor agree that a second loan spell would be best for next season.

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Bazunu spent last year with AFC Rochdale, who were relegated from League One.

A bright future for Bazunu

The 19-year-old shot-stopper is one of the highest-rated prospects coming through City’s youth ranks. Bazunu has already earned three senior caps for Ireland as well as made 32 appearances in all competitions for Rochdale last season.

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Moreover, with Ederson and Zack Steffen ahead of Bazunu in the pecking order, a second loan spell away from City would make sense for next season.

Coincidentally, the young keeper has revealed that these discussions have already taken place.

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Bazunu said: “My plan is that I’d like to go out on loan [again next season]. I’ve spoken to Xabi and he is on the same page. We are just getting the ball rolling on that. That will be planned over the next couple of weeks.”

Second spell away from Manchester City is ideal

With a season of first-team football under his belt, a second-year away from City makes logical sense for Bazunu.

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The teenager was impressive with Rochdale in one of the most competitive leagues in England. And the Premier League title winners have to ensure the Irishman plays for the right club to continue his development.

Indeed, City have an impressive record of sending players to clubs temporarily to develop. Yangel Herrera has thrived with Granada, whilst Lukas Nmecha won Anderlecht’s Player of the Season award.

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Bazunu has a bright future, and although a path to the first team is unreachable for now, a second loan spell is exactly what the Irish teenager needs to continue his development.

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