THEY say it is a place you get higher at with expertise, however Gavin Bazunu is taking part in with the air of authority of a senior professional already.
The 16-year-old Shamrock Rovers goalie solely made his debut for the League of Eire Premier Division outfit final month.
In that quick time, he impressed his aspect to an unbeaten four-game run by which he stored clear sheets within the lot of them.
His heroics personified by a surprising penalty save towards title-chasing Cork Metropolis that earned his aspect some extent.
Bazunu did lately concede the primary objective of his profession in a Europa League tie towards AIK, but it surely did little hurt his status.
The likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Newcastle are all trailing the wonderkid following his breakthrough second.
It was lately reported that Brighton and Celtic took the lad on trial, and Rovers boss Stephen Bradley has spoken glowingly of his “scary” expertise.
“Clearly, there may be going to be loads of speak. Everyone seems to be taking a look at him and rightly so, as a result of he’s particular,” he informed Chronicle Reside.
“He’s 16 years of age and he’s nowhere close to his maturity bodily, you may see that. When all that comes and he places the scale on and the power on, it’s going to be scary what he can do.
“I feel there may be extra to go. You possibly can see it in him, there may be extra dimension to be placed on as nicely.”
Bazunu, who has already earned 5 Eire Beneath-15 caps, has remained level-headed about his ascent within the sport.
“I am actually thrilled. I used to be nervous however excited as nicely and really comfortable to get the possibility.
I simply wanted to take it and I am very comfortable,” he stated after his debut to the Unbiased.
Citing his heroes, he revealed: “After I was youthful I regarded as much as Edwin van der Sar – I watched him so much.
“And for the time being I’m actually keen on Gianluigi Donnarumma – he is a younger keeper at AC Milan. He was 16 as nicely when he made his debut.”
Bazunu shall be hoping he can use the highly-rated Italian goalkeeper’s rise within the sport as a yardstick for his personal future success.