In Profile: Samuel Edozie


Southampton’s eighth summer acquisition, Samuel Edozie became the third young player to arrive from Manchester City when he signed a five-year contract at St Mary’s.

The 19-year-old excelled at youth level after making the move north from Millwall in 2019, helping City win the FA Youth Cup, Under-18 Premier League and Premier League 2 titles in consecutive seasons.

An exciting, pacey and skilful winger, Edozie was on the bench for the Youth Cup triumph against Chelsea in his first year, but did feature in previous rounds.

He played a more prominent role in the Under-18 Premier League final the following season, scoring and assisting goals in the first seven minutes as City defeated Fulham 3-1 to lift the trophy.

Last term he completed the set, making 12 appearances in Premier League 2 as City stormed to another title.

After impressing on the first-team’s pre-season tour in 2021, Edozie earned a start in the Community Shield against Leicester, playing 65 minutes before being replaced by club-record signing Jack Grealish, who was also making his debut.

Further appearances in the matchday squad followed, including for Premier League and Champions League games, but that was to be Edozie’s only taste of senior football in sky blue.

The Londoner has represented England on the international scene at Under-18 and Under-19 level, scoring his first goal in a 4-0 win over Armenia in March.