Gavin Bazunu has reflected on a fine season in League One.
Ireland international Gavin Bazunu has reflected on a fine individual campaign with Portsmouth, despite missing on the play-offs in League One.
Bazunu, 20, has impressed many in League One, and was perhaps unfortunate to miss out on the EFL League One Team of the Season.
His omission, however, is unlikely to deter suitors from making a move for him in the summer months, with Championship clubs linked with a swoop for the former Shamrock Rovers star.
“I have to keep getting games under my belt and keep these experiences going..”
Speaking following the conclusion of his loan with Pompey, Bazunu was asked about his future, with a decision set to be made in the coming weeks.
“I have absolutely no idea [what will happen], but I am open to everything,” he explained when speaking to Portsmouth’s media team. “I have got to go and meet some people at Manchester City and see what they have to say.
“But my aim is to go out and play again. I have to keep getting games under my belt and keep these experiences going.
“Whatever they say I will take into consideration and make the best choice I can.”
While at the club, Bazunu has remained in close contact with his parent club, liaising with goalkeeping coach Xabier Mancisidor thoughout his loan deal.
“I speak to the goalkeeper coach once, if not twice a week,” Bazunu added. “He is absolutely brilliant and his knowledge of the game and advice is..
“I can’t compare it to anything else. Everything he says I hold onto and look to use it. Everything he says is so important to me.”
At Fratton Park, however, Bazunu has earned plenty of high-profile plaudits throughout, with some suggesting he is ready to play in the Premier League.
“I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I arrived at the club,” Bazunu added. “I was really excited and looking forward to it, but it has blown my mind. The reception was so good for me here, and I have enjoyed every moment.
💬 “I’ve enjoyed every moment”
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“I could not have asked to work for anyone better than the staff here, they have been brilliant with me, and I have loved every moment of it.”
As it stands, his current deal at the Etihad Stadium is to expire at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.