Leeds ‘submit £15m bid’ for Norwich attacking midfielder Cantwell

Date published: Sunday 27th September 2020 1:36

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Leeds United have submitted a bid for Norwich and England U21 midfielder Todd Cantwell, according to a report.

Cantwell is the subject of interest from multiple Premier League clubs following Norwich’s relegation to the Championship last season.

The 22-year-old is one of the top prospects in Daniel Farke’s side and could now be on his way back to the Prem.

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According to Football Insider, Leeds have lodged an official £15 million bid for Cantwell.

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is reportedly keen to add another attacking midfielder to his ranks.

The Yorkshire side have scouted Cantwell in the past and see him as a good fit for their style of play. The player scored six and assisted two more in the top flight last term.

Cantwell has been left out of the Norwich team to face Bournemouth in the Championship today, adding to the rumours.

Norwich are yet to respond to the bid. They are expected to reject it though as they won’t want to lose one of their star players.

Cantwell has two more years left on his contract with the Canaries, meaning Norwich don’t have to worry about losing the player on a free transfer.

Leeds have until Monday 5th October if they want to sign the Englishman, which is when the transfer window closes.

Cantwell could become the Whites’ ninth signing after the likes of Helder Costa, Rodrigo and Diego Llorente joined the side.

Costa in particular has started the season brightly by scoring two goals against Fulham and assisting another against Liverpool.

Leeds have started their return Premier League campaign well by beating Fulham 4-3 and losing closely to Liverpool. They’ve also scored eight goals during that time.

They face Yorkshire rivals Sheff Utd today in the Premier League’s early kick-off.

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