As per the speculation in recent days linking Southampton with a move for young Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn, yesterday evening the club confirmed the capture of the highly rated stopper.
22-year-old England Under 21 stopper Gunn makes the switch from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee, but the press are saying the deal is worth in the region of £13.5million. He heads into St Mary’s Stadium on a five-year contract.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) July 10, 2018
Having represented his country at every level from Under 16 through to Under 21, he was also invited to train with the senior boys ahead of the World Cup this summer out in Russia in recognition of his performances as England lifted the Toulon Tournament in 2016 and his progression last year whilst out with Norwich City on a loan spell.
Speaking to saintsfc manager Mark Hughes was clearly delighted with his signing.
“Angus is a player who clearly possesses a tremendous amount of potential, but his performances for Norwich and for the England Under-21 team also demonstrate the capabilities he already has right now. We believe he has all the credentials to become a full international goalkeeper for England in the future, and that’s exactly the sort of talent we want to have here at Southampton.”
Hughes went on to describe him as another ‘excellent addition’ as said he was very excited about the potential he brings to our club and his future development path.
The player was backing himself to succeed.
“The opportunity was there for me to stay at Manchester City but I saw the potential of this club and the squad. The manager and Dave Watson were a big part of the reason why I have chosen to join and speaking to them both was a big factor in my decision. I think the club has got a big future and I’m looking forward to getting started now. I’ve spoken to Dave Watson and he said it would be a great environment to come in to work. It feels really good and I’m buzzing to get going.”
Fans are very happy with the signing it seems.
Huge talented keeper to test Mccarthy in goal for next season ???? Hope Gunn gets his chance to prove himself worthy and good luck to you Angus ????
— Sammy B (@sammysfcb) July 10, 2018
Good luck Angus ????
— Kev???? (@_BluApe) July 10, 2018
Think that confirm he can't wait to get started.
— Joseph Tayo (@SaintsTayo) July 10, 2018
Honestly, this is a great signing for you, he is phenomenal
— Norwich City News (@NorwichCityHQ) July 10, 2018
Congratulations @AngusGunn01 Looking forward to seeing the next stage of your career!! Onwards and upwards!!
— Mr Player (@mrplayerfehs) July 10, 2018
If he's anything like his father then Saints have gem. ????????
Welcome aboard the bus.
— Julian Hood (@harvey_hood) July 10, 2018
Awesome signing. Great bit of business ????????????
— Douglas Frost (@doug_frost) July 10, 2018
Could be the most astute signing Saints make this summer.
— ItchenNorth (@mptterrell) July 10, 2018