News has broken today that Leeds are trying to secure a deal to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn on a season-long-loan. The highly rated goalkeeper has been called up to the senior England squad in recent times and played 36 times for Norwich City this season. Phil Hay has broken the news earlier today.
Gunn (22) started his career at Norwich City where is father is a legend amongst fans. Gunn played nearly 400 games for Norwich and Angus followed in his footsteps this season starring for the Canaries and impressively massively. It was expected that he would head on loan to the Premier League but the chances of him playing the games needed for his development are reduced massively at that level, especially as a loan. Leeds are looking to do a deal for the youngster who has a huge future in the game. Gunn is touted to be a future England number one and his call-up for recent friendlies shows how much his stock has grown since his loan move to Norwich City.
Leeds have been heavily linked with Birmingham City keeper David Stockdale in recent days after it was revealed he was surplus to requirements under Garry Monk. The issue with Stockdale is his wages, around £40k per week is the number being banded about. Gunn is arguably a more reliable option than Stockdale anyway, and wouldn’t cost anywhere near the money as well. Leeds are looking for a new goalkeeper with Felix Wiedwald set to depart and the chances of Andy Lonergan staying slim after neither impressed last season. Baily Peacock-Farrell is the current number one and had a fantastic end to the season but if Gunn was to arrive it would put his position is jeopardy.