Southampton shot-stopper Angus Gunn has completed a move to Norwich City following a successful medical, as confirmed by the club yesterday:
Twitter: Goalkeeper @AngusGunn01 has made a permanent move to newly promoted #NCFC.
Best of luck, Angus (@SouthamptonFC)
Tom Leach of HampshireLive and football.london elaborated on the details of a deal yesterday on Twitter.
Gunn move to the newly promoted Canaries for an initial fee of £2.5 million, returning to the club where he developed as a youth player.
The deal could reportedly rise as high as £10 million, depending on various add-ons and contractual clauses.
He then returned on loan to Norwich, where his value more than quadrupled following a spell in East Anglia.
Speaking on the move, Gunn was also described as a ‘perfect fit’ for Norwich:
“It was a few years ago since I was here on loan, and it was an unbelievable feeling then. Getting the deal done feels the same, if not better, because it’s more of a permanent thing.
“I’m really looking forward to it. It’s the club that I grew up supporting and the strides that it has made over the last few years show it’s a club still on the up.
“I spoke with Daniel (Farke) and Ed (Wootten), the goalkeeping coach, a few times over the summer, and they’re relationships that I have had for years now. They know a lot about me, and I know a lot about them.”
Norwich head coach Daniel Farke added:
“We got the feeling that Angus will be the perfect fit to our goalkeeping group.
“We’ve got two very experienced goalkeepers in Tim Krul and Michael McGovern and a young goalkeeper in Daniel Barden. Angus fits perfectly into this goalkeeping team.”
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Having fallen behind Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster in the pecking order, an injury-dampened loan spell at Stoke all but confirmed an increasingly redundant role for Gunn.
Still just 25, Gunn has plenty of bright goalkeeping years ahead of him.
According to The Athletic, he is believed to have had a meeting with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl where it became clear he had no future on the south coast.
Cashing in on Gunn makes total sense, shaving wages off the Saints’ costs whilst raising a modest fee for a peripheral asset.