Southampton announced earlier today that highly-rated England U-21 goalkeeper Angus Gunn has completed his long-touted transfer from Manchester City to the South Coast, signing a five-year deal with the club.
The son of Norwich City cult hero Bryan Gunn, the 22-year-old spent last season on loan at the Canaries - the club he was at as a youth player - keeping 16 clean sheets for the club in the Championship.
Gunn was called up to the England national team by Gareth Southgate for his side’s 2018 FIFA World Cup pre-tournament training camp.
The 6 ft 5 in goalkeeper has represented England from U-16 level upwards, featuring in the squad which won the 2016 Toulon Tournament. Gunn was first called up to the England senior side in November 2017 following an injury to Stoke City stopper Jack Butland.
Speaking to the Saints media team after his signing was announced, 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.”