Norwich City have confirmed the permanent signing of Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn on a four-year-contract [Sky Sports].
The Lowdown: Southampton re-shuffle the pack ahead of 2021/22
As the Saints move into 2021/22 with pre-season fast approaching, many will be keen to see how Raplh Hasenhüttl re-designs his squad after a disappointing 15th placed finish last time out.
Not wasting any time, Southampton have already ratified the departures of Wesley Hoedt, Ryan Bertrand, Jake Hesketh and Josh Sims to free up wages for prospective additions [Transfermarkt].
Following recent developments, the 25-year-old stopper has now joined the list of outgoings at St Mary’s following three years at the club after signing in 2018 [BBC].
Should Southampton have sold Angus Gunn?
The Latest: Gunn makes permanent switch to familiar territory
A familiar face at Carrow Road, Gunn has made the move to his boyhood heroes as they plot Premier League survival next campaign [Sky Sports].
No stranger to the Canaries, he spent his youth career in Norfolk before joining Manchester City in 2011, whilst also returned on loan to Daniel Farke’s side in 2017/18, plying his trade in the Sky Bet Championship [Sky Sports].
The Verdict: Gunn’s departure is a good deal for both Norwich City and Southampton
All things considered, there is an agreeable nature to this transfer on both sides of the deal.
For the Saints, they have pulled in a reasonable sum of money for an individual who is surplus to requirements on the South Coast. In 2020/21, he made 15 appearances on loan at Stoke City in the Sky Bet Championship [Transfermarkt], and is down the pecking order at St. Mary’s.
As for Norwich City, they gain a long-term option between the sticks who will be desperate to prove a point in East Anglia.
Once labelled a ‘great talent’ by head coach Farke, Gunn could be a key player for the top flight newcomers for years to come [Norwich City FC Official].
In other news, Southampton fans react to their links with a 29-goal striker.
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