Southampton’s Angus Gunn is reported to be considering an international allegiance switch from England to Scotland according to the Daily Mail. [H/T The Echo]
Gunn is son of former Scotland international goalkeeper Bryan Gunn, but has played for England from Under-16s to Under-21s level. However, he is yet to have played for the senior side despite being called up while at Manchester City back in 2017.
A summer signing from City, Gunn has impressed since breaking into the Saints first team in place of Alex McCarthy and appears to be Ralph Hasenhuttl’s number one choice as Southampton’s ‘keeper.
But with England seemingly reluctant to have Gunn play a regular role in the England set-up, the young goalkeeper is reported to be interested in playing for Scotland instead like his father.
Scotland manager Alex McLeish is also said to be particularly close with the Gunn family.
England manager Gareth Southgate is set to name his squad for his team’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.
Given Gunn’s good performances and Jordan Pickford’s poor form at Everton, maybe it would be wise for Southgate to secure the international commitment from one of the country’s most promising goalkeepers today.