Gunn assured Roberts that Canaries loan would be good for him

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 June 2019 | UPDATED: 15:33 07 June 2019

Patrick Roberts, pictured in action for Celtic, sought the advice of Angus Gunn before joining Norwich City on loan Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA

Patrick Roberts, pictured in action for Celtic, sought the advice of Angus Gunn before joining Norwich City on loan Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA

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The recommendation of Angus Gunn helped Norwich City to seal the loan signing of Manchester City talent Patrick Roberts for next season.

Angus Gunn returned to boyhood club Norwich City on loan for the 2017-18 season Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesAngus Gunn returned to boyhood club Norwich City on loan for the 2017-18 season Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

The Norwich-born England U21 keeper returned to his boyhood club and impressed during Daniel Farke's first season in charge, earning a £15million move to Southampton on the back of that campaign.

Gunn, son of Canaries legend Bryan, was quick to encourage the 22-year-old winger to follow the same path - having seen his former club join him in the Premier League.

"In Scotland I played against Kenny McLean a few times and just from watching from the outside they seem a good bunch and a good team," Roberts said of his loan switch.

"I was with Angus Gunn at Manchester City for a few years and with England, so I spoke to him before coming. He's a big Norwich fan himself so he only had good things to say about the city and the club itself.

"So I've only had good, positive reviews and looking at the team, it looks good for next season."

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Roberts was a key part of three title successes while on loan at Celtic but is looking to get back on track after a disappointing season in the Spanish top flight with relegated Girona - while Norwich were on their way to winning the Championship title.

Speaking to City's official website, he added: "I watched a few games towards the end of the season and they've looked really good, so I'm really pleased to join a side that's got that momentum of winning the Championship."

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