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Gunn completes City return

Norwich City have completed the permanent signing of goalkeeper Angus Gunn from Southampton.

Gunn, a boyhood City fan, has put pen to paper on a four-year contract.

Born in Norwich and son to Canaries legend Bryan, Angus returns to the club he spent the beginning of his youth career at, as well as a season on loan from Manchester City in 2017-18.

Gunn was ever-present that season, playing all 46 games of City’s Sky Bet Championship campaign under Daniel Farke.

His performances earned him third place in the fan-voted Player of the Season award behind James Maddison and Grant Hanley.

After returning to Manchester City, Gunn moved to Southampton, where he got his first taste of the Premier League during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

Last season, Gunn made 15 appearances on loan at Stoke City, keeping six clean sheets in the Sky Bet Championship.

Discussing his return to the place where his career began, Gunn said: “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.

“On the pitch, they’ve been doing great things. Off the pitch, coming back and seeing the training ground and what it is today is another thing they’ve progressed with.

“Hopefully, this season we can get our place in the Premier League and make sure that we have a good start and stay there.

“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.

“I’m looking forward to getting back here, enjoying my football and winning some games for 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.

“He’s in a perfect age and is full of potential. He’s proven that he can play on the top level and was fantastic for us three seasons ago. He played almost each and every second for us and of course he has a huge identification and connection with the football club through his father.

“He has had a call-up to the England national team and there was a big money move to Southampton. That says a lot about his potential.

“After he was our number one goalkeeper three years ago we got the feeling that we helped give him the perfect platform.

“We needed a strong addition to our goalkeeping squad and for the short, medium and long term we believe that Angus is the perfect fit.”

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