"I'm very pleased for him," Gunter told The Sun. "I know our clubs are big rivals and it's a bit like Cardiff and Swansea but it was a great move for him.
"He definitely earned it and I think he'll be a major success there.
"I think it'll take him a few months before he has really settled in down here.
"I can appreciate how long that takes and he is a couple of years younger than me too.
"He has also gone to a big club but once he is settled, he'll force his way in to their team and do really well."