Norwich City look set to complete the signing of goalkeeper Angus Gunn from Southampton, with a medical reportedly lined up for him.
The Lowdown: Gunn linked with move
The Canaries are preparing for their return to the Premier League following their triumphant 2020/21 Championship campaign which saw them win the title.
New signings are expected to come in this summer and Gunn has been strongly linked with a move in recent weeks, having enjoyed a spell on loan at Carrow Road back in 2017/18.
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The Latest: Medical lined up
It looks as though a move is now close to being completed, with Football Insider reporting that the 25-year-old will undergo a medical on Monday.
Norwich are believed to have fought off late interest from Leeds United, with Gunn deciding to emulate his father Bryan and join the Canaries.
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This is a move which makes perfect sense for Norwich, not only because of Gunn’s family links to the club, but also because of his quality, having being hailed as ‘amazing’ by Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl in the past.
He can provide stiff competition for Tim Krul between the sticks, and at 25 he is still young for a goalkeeper, meaning he should only improve in the coming years. He also boasts Premier League experience and had a decent 2020/21 campaign on loan at Stoke, keeping six clean sheets in 15 appearances and conceding a respectable 21 goals (Transfermarkt).
Squad depth is vital in the Premier League, so having two strong options in goal can only be a good thing for Daniel Farke’s side as they get reacquainted with top-flight football once more.
In other news, a pundit has claimed Norwich have a replacement lined up for Emiliano Buendia. Read more here.
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