Leeds United’s summer interest in Todd Cantwell may have been brief, but he’s attracting more interest ahead of the summer.
Leeds were perhaps one position short of having the perfect transfer window after clinching promotion.
Marcelo Bielsa pushed for a central midfielder but came up short as players were linked but none came through the doors.
Norwich City star Todd Cantwell was linked with a move, but the Whites swiftly baulked at the hefty £25million asking price.
Cantwell’s clearly well-suited to Leeds and the Premier League after showcasing his talents in 2019/20.
No club would be willing to pay that for the midfielder, but his talent is something highly sought-after.
Now, Football League World are reporting that Newcastle United have joined Leeds in taking interest in him.
The report details that a move for the attacking midfielder hinges on whether the Magpies will remain in the top flight after this season.
Leeds might be put on alert surrounding whether Norwich are open to receiving bids for Cantwell, and might keep tabs on his situation as the Canaries race ahead in the promotion race.
Cantwell has been a brilliant asset to Norwich this season, and would be a smart signing for the right price.
The previous £25million price tag was a means of Norwich holding onto the players who could help them bounce back, and fair play to them.
If top flight clubs do test their resolve, it would be interesting to see how they react.
With our status as a Premier League club hopefully assured for next season, maybe our sights are set on a higher calibre.