Angus Gunn appears to have confirmed what most Norwich City fans have known for a while, that he will not return to Carrow Road for another season – at least in the immediate future, anyway.
Using his official Twitter account, @AngusGunn01, Angus tweeted his thanks to Norwich City and the fans for giving him a year he’ll never forget.
Norwich, it’s been an absolute pleasure.. thank you to all my teammates, all the staff and especially all the fans, coming back here has always been a dream. Thank you again, a year I’ll never forget???????????? #otbc pic.twitter.com/NMWFAPEKb1
— Angus Gunn (@AngusGunn01) May 20, 2018
As you can see, that very much looks like a goodbye from the one time Canary academy keeper. Angus is of course, City legend Bryan Gunn’s son and he moved North up to the Manchester area when Bryan left Norwich City.
Bryan moved there for business interests and naturally his family went with him. Angus then joined the Manchester City academy.
Joining Norwich on loan last season, Angus made 51 appearances and kept 15 clean sheets. That was his first ever season in competitive football and it wasn’t too shabby.
There is talk this morning that Leeds are keen on signing Angus next season, as reported by the Yorkshire Post but I have it on good authority that Angus has already had offers from the Premier League, so I wouldn’t let those rumours bother you too much. The ”good authority” is a friend who had a conversation with Bryan Gunn about it. He could still stay at the Etihad if Pep decides to move Claudio Bravo on but if not, he’ll go out on loan again.
Bryan told my mate that the only way Angus would’ve been at Norwich next season is if Norwich had been promoted.
Getting back to Angus though, he is accomplished with the ball at his feet and kept Norwich in countless games with plenty of good saves. Playing with your feet as a Keeper is a big bonus in the modern game and is a huge part of Pep Guardiola’s football tactics.
In fact Ederson was like having a 12th outfield player at times for Manchester City, last season.
If this is the end for Angus at Norwich, then we do have Remi Matthews and Michael McGovern in the squad. I get a feeling that Norwich will try to move McGovern on as he’s on a big salary and that will give Remi Matthess the opportunity to go for the number one shirt.
Remi had a great season on loan at Plymouth and to me, looks like he’s ready for the Championship.
We’ll know exactly what’s happening in the next few weeks.
Don’t think of this as ”goodbye” to Angus though, it’s more Adieu.