Southampton are set to seal a double £16m swoop for Manchester City youngsters Sam Edozie and Juan Larios… as Ralph Hasenhuttl looks set to add two more City youth products this summer after already signing Gavin Bazunu and Romeo Lavia
- Southampton are set to sign two more Manchester City youngsters today
- Sam Edozie and Juan Larios are expected to join them for a combined £16m fee
- They follow Romeo Lavia and Gavin Bazunu who signed earlier this summer
- Both are now regulars after they established themselves in the Saints first team
- Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are chasing further additions before the window closes
Manchester City youngsters Sam Edozie and Juan Larios are down on the south coast as they look to complete moves to Southampton before the end of the day.
The deal for Edozie, who appeared certain to break into Pep Guardiola’s squad before injury last season, is worth up to £10million.
Saints are understood to have agreed a flat £6m fee for Larios, with the Spanish left back having never played a game for City.
Samuel Edozie has been mostly playing for Manchester City’s Under 23 side in recent times
Southampton are also trying to sign another City youngster in Juan Larios this summer
The Premier League champions have the usual sell-on clauses and buyback options on both players.
Southampton, who appointed City’s former head of youth recruitment Joe Shields as their new head of senior recruitment this summer, have already signed two promising prospects from the Etihad club in this window.
Goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu and midfielder Romeo Lavia have quickly established themselves as starters in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team.
Teenage winger Edozie also been capped at international level by England for the Under 19s
Southampton already signed Man City youngsters Gavin Bazunu and Romeo Lavia this summer
Highly-rated Edozie and Larios are set to join and the pair will cost Southampton £16m
They are now set to be joined by England Under 19 wideman Edozie and versatile Spain Under 19 defender Larios who can operate in both full-back positions.
Southampton are also chasing the signings of Duje Caleta-Carr and Ainsley Maitland-Niles as Ralph Hasenhuttl looks set for a frantic end to the transfer window.
City meanwhile announced the £15m signing of Dortmund’s Manuel Akanji earlier today.
Hasenhuttl has quickly installed his faith in young stopper Bazunu after his summer move
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