The future of Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn appears to be in limbo following the latest reports.
The 25-year-old was originally due to continue his existing loan spell with Stoke City for the following campaign, but it has emerged that the goalkeeper will instead report to the south coast for pre-season training in the summer.
Following an injury and subsequent rehabilitation programme with Southampton, the Potters will be denied his services.
Ralph Hasenhuttl will subsequently be left with a conundrum as to where to go next with the future of his home-grown ‘keeper.
The report notes that the goalkeeper will not be short of suitors; newly-promoted side Norwich City are said to be interested along with Wolves and Championship duo Swansea and Coventry.
In terms of the Saints’ own goalkeeping situation, it is made clear that Hasenhuttl intends to allow Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster to battle it out for a primary role between the posts.
Gunn is an increasingly peripheralised option, whilst young 21-year-old prospect Harry Lewis is out of contract in the summer.
Southampton have also been linked with a move for Newcastle ‘keeper Freddie Woodman – on loan at Swansea – in a bid to rejuvenate their goalkeeping options.
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Angus Gunn’s future increasingly looks to be away from St Mary’s.
More experienced options in McCarthy and Forster have left the Saints well-stocked for goalkeeping options, and offloading Gunn could prove vital in raising funds without compromising the strength of the goalkeeping department.
With a host of suitors at a variety of levels seemingly interested in either a loan or a permanent deal, offloading Gunn could make sense for all parties – not least by offering Gunn a fresh chance at regular first-team football.