Gunn returns to Norwich City on season-long loan

Angus Gunn will spend the 2017/18 season at Norwich City, who have clinched a deal to take him on loan from Manchester City for the campaign.

Gunn, the son of former Canaries great Bryan, began his career at the Carrow Road academy before leaving for the Etihad Stadium in 2011. Although he has yet to make a senior appearance for the Premier League side, he is highly rated by Pep Guardiola who has agreed to let him rejoin his former club next season so he can gain some valuable first team experience.

“I grew up as Norwich fan and ever since I was a little boy I came to Carrow Road for every home game,” the 21-year-old goalkeeper told Norwich’s official TV station on Tuesday afternoon. “It’s a great pleasure for me to come back and sign on loan. The main thing for me is to come and get experience, so to mix that in with coming to Norwich City is a great feeling.”

John Ruddy made 27 appearances in goal for the Canaries in the Championship last season, but he will leave when his contract expires at the end of this month. This will leave Gunn fighting Michael McGovern and returning Declan Rudd for a starting place, but recently appointed head coach Daniel Farke has perhaps given a big hint as to who will get the nod.

“Angus Gunn is very highly-rated and a really talented goalkeeper,” the former Borussia Dortmund II coach told the club’s official website. “He’s brilliant with his feet as well as his hands and is tall too. We’re happy to have him here for the next season and are thankful to Manchester City for helping us with this deal. I’m looking forward to working with such a great talent.”

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