The fact that Bailey Peacock-Farrell was thrown in at the deep end in the final three months of last season is a reflection on just how poor Felix Wiedwald and Andy Lonergan were between the sticks for Leeds United.
Wiedwald (below), a German keeper brought in from Werder Bremen last summer, made a whole host of costly errors while the experienced Lonergan, in his second spell at Elland Road, hardly looked a safer pair of hands when being brought in with a dreadful mistake against Brentford sticking in the mind.
So it was no surprise when the Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Leeds were looking at bringing in a new goalkeeper this summer with experience seemingly an attribute they were looking out for, reflected by the links with proven Championship stopper Keiren Westwood.
Gunn spent the 2017/18 season on loan at Norwich City and, while getting some much needed first-team experience under his belt and even earning a call-up for England, it was a mixed season with some impressive displays interspersed with naïve errors.
Gunn is just 22 years of age, nine months older than Peacock-Farrell, so would not give Leeds the leadership or experience they have been lacking at the back in recent months.
Leeds simply must get it right this summer but Gunn feels like a risk – especially when there are older, more battle-hardened options available.