An update has emerged on Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell, regarding Tottenham’s interest in his services…
According to Dean Jones of EuroSport, Tottenham have put together a scouting report on Norwich City attacking midfielder Todd Cantwell. Fabio Paratici is looking to improve Nuno Santo’s squad this summer and the Englishman is one of a number of midfielders the club are considering – along with Franck Kessie, Miralem Pjanic and Marcel Sabitzer.
Daniel Levy must sanction a swoop for Cantwell this summer to bolster Santo’s squad. If there is a chance that he could be available in the coming weeks then Spurs must act and attempt to swoop him up as he could be an excellent addition to add depth in the attacking areas.
Cantwell has 12 months left on his contract at Carrow Road, although Norwich do have an option to extend it by a further year. This means that Spurs could, potentially, convince the Canaries to part ways with Cantwell in order to avoid his value depreciating throughout the course of next season. If Norwich are relegated from the Premier League and then have Cantwell in limbo with Championship football on the horizon and just a year left on his deal, then that could be a real cause for concern.
Therefore, the opportunity could be there for Tottenham to sign him and it could be a smart piece of business by the club. The 23-year-old is a talented young player who could have potential to improve and develop into a key player for Santo over the course of a number of years, which fans could enjoy watching.
Former Norwich and West Ham striker Dean Ashton lauded him as a “wonderful” player earlier this year and highlighted his ability to take opponents on with the ball at his feet.
“When I first saw him I said to Darren Huckerby, ‘how is that lad not training with the first-team?’. He was incredible. The way he was drifting past players. His speed of thought and his awareness. He’s just a wonderful player.”
The £19.8m-rated maestro already has experience in the Premier League. He scored six and assisted two goals in 30 starts in the 2019/20 season for Norwich, before scoring six and assisting six in 30 Championship stars as he averaged an excellent WhoScored rating of 7.13.
Steven Bergwijn, Erik Lamela, Carlos Vinicius and Lucas Moura managed just six goals in the league between them for Spurs last season. This suggests that Cantwell could be an upgrade on Santo’s existing options behind his starting group of forwards; Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.
Therefore, Levy must work hard to land the up-and-coming midfielder this summer as fans would love to see a goalscoring wide man to complement Kane and Son, as they were missing that with the aforementioned flops last term.