The Saints stopper was born in Norwich and began his footballing journey at Carrow Road, while his father Bryan is a Canaries legend.
Gunn was born in the East Anglian city and began his footballing journey in their academy before making the switch to Manchester City in 2011, but in the 2017-18 season he had a season-long loan spell at the Norfolk club before joining the Saints last summer.
His father, Bryan Gunn, made a name for himself at Norwich, spending much of his career at the club and being inducted into their Hall of Fame earlier this decade (Norwich website - web-archived).
Speaking to the south coast publication, Gunn Jr said of his former side: “Their season has been unbelievable, and I think the manager has done great. They haven’t even bought [promotion] because they’ve spent under £5million on the team, so it’s unbelievable.
“It will be a great boost for them and it will be interesting to go back there and it’s going to be an experience I will enjoy. You obviously look at the big games and when you go away to the big teams, but I’ll definitely be looking for that game. Going home and seeing some familiar faces will be a really nice feeling.”
Gunn will be hoping to kick on from an impressive second half of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign, in which he was given a baptism of fire by being drafted into the starting XI for the Saints' trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in early January.
Southampton's defence had shipped 40 goals in the previous 20 league games and had not kept a clean sheet in the league since October, but Gunn made made six saves in a crucial 0-0 draw and went on to establish himself as Southampton's number one goalkeeper for the final third of the season.
All in all, the stopper made 12 Premier League appearances, and 17 in all competitions, throughout the course of the 2018-19 season, keeping five clean sheets in the process according to Transfermarkt.
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