Ashworth put forth a personal desire, but Newcastle was sacked after a 15m move

Ashworth put forth a personal desire, but Newcastle was sacked after a 15m move ...

Newcastle United wanted Gavin Bazunu, but ended up refusing to sign a contract for the new Southampton player.

The Magpies are still in contact with potential new goalkeeper signings like Nick Pope and Bernd Leno.

Dean Henderson''s contract isn''t likely to be on the cards anymore, and Newcastle may be looking for other prospects to compete with Martin Dubravka.

Both Karl Darlow and Freddie Woodman are planning to leave Newcastle very soon, and the Magpies seem to have just missed out on a potential goalkeeping switch.

Newcastle United wanted Gavin Bazunu

That''s because TalkSPORT claims that Newcastle was enquired about signing Bazunu, an Irish international.

Dan Ashworth, Newcastle''s new director of football, has stated that he was in negotiations with Bazunus'' representatives in order to strike a deal.

The problem for Newcastle was that Ashworth just couldn''t promise Bazunu that he would be the first-choice goalkeeper at St James Park.

Before allowing him to take over, it might have been to use Bazunu, a 20-year-old, as a field competition for Dubravka.

Newcastle were also unwilling to pay the 15million signings of Bazunus this summer.

Southampton were non only willing to pay the commission, but they have apparently stated that Bazunu will play a major role for them.

Southampton have been able to confirm Bazunus'' arrival, bringing him back to the South Coast.

Bazunu was exceptional on loan at Southampton''s bitter rivals Portsmouth last season, and has now become a saint.

Bazunu should have his best days ahead of him, praised as being a special and unique by Ireland''s boss Stephen Kenny.

Southampton initially tried a similar move by signing Angus Gunn from City back in 2018 but that didn''t happen; they''ll hope for the better, according to Bazunu.

As Newcastle advances this summer, it''s back to the drawing board for Ashworth and his team as they chase a new goalkeeper. Bazunu is pulled off the market.

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