Who is Samuel Edozie?
Samuel Ikechukwu Edozie is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Manchester City born 28 January 2003
Edozie began his career in the youth system at Millwall before moving away and arriving at the 2018/19 Premier League champions Manchester City in July 2019 for a reported seven-figure fee.
After impressing in 2021–22 pre-season, Edozie made his Manchester City debut on 7 August 2021, being named in the starting lineup for the 2021 FA Community Shield
Samuel Ikechukwu Edozie was a product of the Millwall youth academy system. But thanks to his impressive performance, the Premier League giants came calling.
Although Millwall had wanted him to remain at the club amid offers from other leagues, the chance to play in the Premier League with one of the biggest clubs, Manchester City, was too big to be rejected.
The Cityzens paid initially £600,000. But the agreement between the Blues and Millwall could see the deal rise above £ 1 million, although this is due to his performance down the line.
Man City is arguably one of the biggest football clubs in the English top-flight that have been successful with the development of young players.
In the case of Samuel Edozie, Manchester City’s next-generation winger could break into the first team under Pep Guardiola.
The success of City Football Academy has been mainly due to the investment made by the club owners of City Football Group in many areas, including their development.
Samuel Edozie’s position and style of play
At Millwall, Samuel Edozie was one of the best players in the youth system. He can play dual positions; as an attacking Midfielder and at the same time as a winger.
Sam Edozie is a pacy winger who could easily fit into Manchester City’s first team in the near future, although this is mainly dependent on his progress.
The pressure is not too much for the 18-year-old English footballer with Nigerian roots. Already, he has drawn the attention of many football fans who tagged him to stake a claim on Pep Guardiola’s team.
Samuel Edozie stats 2021/22
He played for Manchester City Under 23 Professional development team, scoring four goals across all competitions, including the U23 Premier League, EFL Trophy and the UEFA Youth League.
Following an injury setback in late 2021, Sam Edozie returned to full fitness to finish the season on a high.