Former Football League star David Norris insists that Todd Cantwell would cost Aston Villa crazy money in this transfer window.
They had embarked on an aggressive recruitment strategy prior to his exit, signing Danny Ings from Southampton, Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen, Ashley Young on a free transfer, and Axel Tuanzebe on loan from Manchester United.
In addition to those four, Villa have already raided Norwich to sign Emiliano Buendia for a fee of just over £34.5m.
However, reports claim that the club could still go back to Carrow Road to bring Cantwell into the club too.
He enjoyed a fantastic season last term, scoring six goals and laying on seven assists in the Championship, and Norris has cited the example of Ben White, who moved to Arsenal for a fee of £50m, as evidence for an inflated transfer market. Cantwell is valued at £19.8m by Transfermarkt.
Speaking to Football FanCast, he said: “Yeah I think you’ll see that quite a bit, the money’s gone crazy.
“The Brighton centre-half going for big dough, and I think with younger players, and what’s happened traditionally in the past especially if their British, the price seems to be even higher.”