Highly-rated England Under-21 goalkeeper Angus Gunn has completed a move from Manchester City, Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce.
The 22-year-old today finalised his switch from the Premier League champions, signing a five-year contract at St Mary’s.
Gunn, who has represented his country from the under-16 age group upwards, and who was part of the England Under-21 squad that won the Toulon Tournament in 2016, arrives at the club after an outstanding season on loan at Norwich City, in the Championship last, term.
The former Canaries youth player and son of legendary Carrow Road keeper Bryan Gunn was an ever-present for Norwich during their campaign, enhancing his reputation as one of England’s top young keepers.
Even at such an early stage of his career, he has gained experience with the senior England set-up, earning his first call-up from Gareth Southgate late last year, for a friendly against Brazil, while he was also brought in to train with the squad ahead of this summer’s World Cup.
Southampton manager Mark Hughes said: “Angus is a player who clearly possesses a tremendous amount of potential, but his performances for Norwich and for the England Under-21 team also demonstrate the capabilities he already has right now.
“We believe he has all the credentials to become a full international goalkeeper for England in the future, and that’s exactly the sort of talent we want to have here at Southampton.
“He represents another excellent addition, and we are excited about what he brings to the squad and the further progression we feel he can make with us.
“There was a lot of interest from other teams in the Premier League, so for Angus to choose Southampton as the best option for him is another positive indication of the work the club is doing and what is being built here."
i think the club has a big future and i can't wait to get started.angus gunn
on joining southampton
Commenting on joining Southampton, Angus Gunn said: “The opportunity was there for me to stay at Manchester City but I saw the potential of this club and the squad.
“The manager and Dave Watson were a big part of the reason why I have chosen to join and speaking to them both was a big factor in my decision.
“I think the club has got a big future and I’m looking forward to getting started now. I’ve spoken to Dave Watson and he said it would be a great environment to come in to work. It feels really good and I’m buzzing to get going.”