New Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn has been speaking to the club’s official website following the completion of his move from Manchester City.
It was confirmed today that the England Under-21 international has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at St Mary’s, joining in a deal believed to be worth £10m initially.
Gunn discussed the appeal of Southampton as a club and was also quick to point out just what convinced him to arrive on the south coast.
The opportunity was there for me to stay at Manchester City but I saw the potential of this club and the squad.
The 22-year-old hailed the influence of Dave Watson, formerly an England goalkeeping coach, and revealed that he had consulted the Saints staff member ahead of the move from City.
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.
Gunn enjoyed a strong season on loan at Norwich last term, featuring in all 46 games in the Championship for the Canaries.
The young goalkeeper joins as competition for Alex McCarthy, with the experienced shot-stopper having signed a new four-year contract extension this summer.
Fraser Forster’s future at St Mary’s now appears to be in doubt.