Gunn assured Roberts that Canaries loan would be good for him
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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.
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.
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"So I've only had good, positive reviews and looking at the team, it looks good for next season."
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.
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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."