Midlands journalist Luke Hatfield can understand why Norwich City have slapped a £40m asking price on Todd Cantwell amid interest from Aston Villa.
Villa have been linked with another raid on Norwich after previously signing Emiliano Buendia from the club.
Cantwell is reportedly seen as a potential replacement for Jack Grealish, who has become the most expensive player in British history by moving to Manchester City for a fee of £100m.
Would you like to see Cantwell join Villa?
Cantwell enjoyed a superb season in the Championship last term as Norwich won promotion back to the Premier League.
He made 34 appearances in all competitions and scored six goals, while also registering eight assists.
In the top-flight, he has yet to score or register an assist, which could be partly down to the opposition they have faced, having played both Liverpool and Manchester City.
Hatfield does not think that such a fee is overpriced, especially if Villa are willing to pay up, although he has doubts over whether he will end up joining Dean Smith’s side.
He said: “Is it overpriced? I suppose the price or the value for a player is whatever a club is really willing to pay for him.
“But for someone of Todd Cantwell’s quality and potential already, you can understand why Norwich are asking for £40 million.
“I don’t see him going to Villa this summer.”
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