Norwich City seek Gunn compensation

Norwich City are believed to be 'miles away' from reaching an agreement with Manchester City over the future of promising young goalkeeper Angus Gunn.

The 15-year-old - son of Canaries goalkeeping legend Bryan - has joined the Premier League giants, having moved recently moved to the north-west when his family relocated.

But the EDP understands that City are unhappy at the compensation being offered for the 15-year-old England international and are prepared to hold out for a tribunal hearing rather than allow his talent to be lost on the cheap.

'As he has signed for Manchester City it means we are due compensation,' said Canaries chief executive David McNally.

'However, the clubs are some way off an agreement and it is likely to go to a tribunal.'


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City's valuation will be based on the work they have done with Gunn since he joined the Academy set-up, where the club's youth development and recruitment officer, Colin Watts, helped persuade him move from an outfield position to between the posts.

That change paid off, with Gunn establishing himself in the City hierachy, behind two fellow home-grown products, Declan Rudd and Jed Steer.

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Gunn made his FA Premier Academy League debut for Norwich Under-18s against Crystal Palace in February. His international career began last season when he kept a clean sheet for the England Under-16s, playing 45 minutes of a friendly match against Slovenia in Koper before a full 90 minutes in the 3-0 Victory Shield win against Northern Ireland.

He has now jumped an age group, having been named in the England Under-17 squad for the Nordic Tournament, which takes place in Iceland from July 30 to August 8.

It's that CV which City will use to help support their case should a tribunal hearing be necessary.

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