Ex-Leeds and England defender Danny Mills has backed Norwich City for success in their quest to sign Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn.

The shot-stopper spent the last campaign on loan with Championship side Stoke City, though Gunn looks to be permanently offloaded in the summer transfer window.

He only made 15 appearances with the Potters, with a foot injury disrupting his season.

However, Gunn looks set to find himself back in the Premier League – albeit in different colours to Southampton’s red and white.

Norwich City are reportedly in the advanced stages of wrapping up a deal for the England under-21 international worth a reported £5 million to the Saints.

However, reports from Football Insider have claimed that Leeds are attempting to hijack the deal – a move that Mills cannot see developing into fruition.

“I guess the only thing he’s looking at and thinking is ‘Where is the best opportunity to be the number one?”, claimed Mills as he spoke to Football Insider.

“Meslier’s obviously very, very young. That’s the only issue that he has there. It’s ‘How long do I have to wait for Meslier to have a shocker or a couple of shockers?’

“It’s not like he’ll get his chance because he’s younger. I guess it comes down to a personal preference of where he thinks he might get a chance first.

“That’s probably Norwich and obviously his Dad’s got history with the club. On the face of it, in terms of a player’s perspective, it would make more sense to go to Norwich as a second choice as you’re likely to get an opportunity quicker than you are at Leeds.”

A Carrow Road switch would see Gunn following in the footsteps of his father, Scotland international Bryan Gunn, who was closely associated with the Canaries in his career.

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From a Saints perspective, Gunn could provide a useful short-term windfall ahead of the summer transfer window.

Given the decision to loan him out, the 25-year-old is on the periphery when compared to other options in Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster.

Given the stifling competition for places, cashing in is a sensible move for all parties.

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