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Angus Gunn

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Norwich Career: Academy (2010-11), Loan (2017-18) (51 appearances)
Current Club: Southampton
Date of Birth: 22/1/1996 (Norwich)
Nationality: English

Biography

Son of legendary City keeper Bryan Gunn, Angus played for Norwich's Under-15s in their victorious Eendracht Aalst Tournament campaign in May 2010. He was then called up to the England Under-16s for the Victory Shield matches in October 2010

Angus made his first start for Norwich's Under-18s in their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on 5th February 2011

Gunn made his debut for England's Under-16s in a friendly against Slovenia on 16th February 2011, keeping a clean sheet before being substituted at half-time.

When his father relocated to the North West in May 2011, Angus followed. Bryan explained the switch away from Norfolk, with him getting a new role with a sports agency. “This is a good opportunity to get back into the sporting arena. For Susan it is also an opportunity to extend her art work to Manchester, where she has exhibited in the past. Our daughter Melissa is also going to Manchester University. Angus, as a 15-year-old, will hopefully come and we’ll find a good school where he can finish off his GCSEs and a football club which can further help develop his skills.” It was announced at the end of June 2011, that Angus had joined Man City's youth set-up.

Angus made his debut for Man City's Under-18s against Marseille in the Next Gen series on October 6th in France, losing 3-0 as usual keeper Eirik Johansen was away on international duty with Norway Under-21s

A tribunal ruled in December 2011 that Man City were to pay Norwich £250,000 for Gunn, although the Canaries were asking for £1million. Norwich will however get add-ons dependent on Gunn becoming a first-team player at the Etihad and ultimately succeeding England number one Joe Hart.

In October 2013, Gunn followed in his father's footsteps with a victory over Bayern Munich; Gunn kept goal on 2nd October 2013 as Man City beat Bayern 6-0 in the UEFA Youth League.

In June 2015, he was linked with a loan move to his father's old club Aberdeen. He signed a new four year deal with Manchester City on 7th July 2015, after helping City's development squad win the Premier League International Cup and reach the quarter finals of the UEFA Youth League.

Gunn made his England Under-21 debut on 3rd September 2015 coming on as substitute in the 1-0 win over the USA Under-23 squad.

Angus returned to Norwich on 6th June 2017 signing on a season long loan from Man City. He is yet to make a senior appearance for Man City, but was regularly an unused substitute for the Premier League side last season. He was part of the England Under-21 squad that reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Under-21 Championships although he didn't play.

Gunn made his Norwich debut in the 1-1 draw away to Fulham on the opening day of the 2017/18 season (5th August 2017) - this was his first ever first team appearance at any level. His home debut came three days later in the 3-2 win over Swindon in the League Cup. He got his first professional football clean sheet on 16 August 2017, in a 2–0 home win over QPR.

After impressing for England Under-21's, including keeping a clean sheet in a 2-0 win in Ukraine on 10th November 2017, he was called up to the full England squad for the friendly against Brazil on 14th November 2017 following an injury to Jack Butland. Fellow Under-21 teammates Dominic Solanke and Lewis Cook were also promoted. Gunn was on the bench for the Brazil game but Joe Hart played all 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw.

Gunn ended the 2017/18 season with 51 appearances for Norwich.

On 27th June 2018, he was linked with a £15million move to Southampton. Leicester were also reported to be interested whilst other reports suggested that Man City would loan him to Leeds United. On 10th July 2018, Gunn completed a £13.5million move to Southampton as he was behind Ederson and Claudio Bravo in the fight for a first-team place at Man City. The deal would see an initial payment of £10m for the Norwich-born 22-year-old, with up to £3.5m in add-ons. It is unknown what this will mean for existing Southampton keepers Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy.


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