SAINTS have completed the signing of highly-rated goalkeeper Angus Gunn from Manchester City.

The 22-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Norwich City, arrives in a deal worth a reported £10m, rising potentially to £13.5m, signing a five-year contract.

The young shot stopper impressed on loan in the Championship with the Canaries last season, playing 51 times in all competitions. 

Despite a fantastic season, Gunn's chances of playing with City remained low, with Ederson very much first choice at the Etihad Stadium. 

Alex McCarthy will remain number one at St Mary's with Gunn competing for a place behind him. 

Fraser Forster's future at Saints remains uncertain and now even more so with the imminent arrival of Gunn.

There are reports in Manchester that City have secured a sell-on and buy back clause as part of the deal.

Saints manager Mark Hughes said: “Angus is a player who clearly possesses a tremendous amount of potential, but his performances for Norwich and for the England Under-21 team also demonstrate the capabilities he already has right now.

“We believe he has all the credentials to become a full international goalkeeper for England in the future, and that’s exactly the sort of talent we want to have here at Southampton

“He represents another excellent addition, and we are excited about what he brings to the squad and the further progression we feel he can make with us. 

“There was a lot of interest from other teams in the Premier League, so for Angus to choose Southampton as the best option for him is another positive indication  of the work the club is doing and what is being built here.”

Commenting on joining Southampton, Gunn said: “The opportunity was there for me to stay at Manchester City but I saw the potential of this club and the squad.

“The manager and Dave were a big part of the reason why I have chosen to join and speaking to them both was a big factor in my decision.

“I think the club has got a big future and I’m looking forward to getting started now. I’ve spoken to Dave Watson and he said it would be a great environment to come in to work. It feels really good and I’m buzzing to get going.”