Leeds United are set to turn their attentions towards strengthening their options in attacking midfield before the domestic transfer deadline of October 16th, with Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell being considered.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side managed to get the signing of Raphinha on a four-year deal from Rennes over the line on the last day of the European transfer window, with the Whites managing to add to their forward options, which had been a key area they were wanting to improve.
Leeds will now look to use the time remaining in the domestic transfer window to secure some cover and competition for Pablo Hernandez in the attacking midfield role. Cantwell remains on their radar with the 22-year-old having not been involved in Norwich’s last two Championship matches after Daniel Farke criticised his attitude in training, as per the Yorkshire Post.
Cantwell enjoyed an excellent debut season in the Premier League last term for the Canaries, with the versatile attacking midfielder managing to register six goals and two assists in 37 appearances (via Sofascore).
The Whites had been linked with a potential move for Cantwell with reports suggesting they had tabled a £15 million bid for the 22-year-old. Leeds could now be set to go back in for Cantwell now their full focus is on adding an attacking midfielder to their squad.
Leeds need to add some support to Hernandez in the number ten position and Cantwell is a player who would fit the bill as he has the sorts of qualities that would make him well suited to Bielsa’s style of play. That is evidenced by him averaging an 82% passing accuracy last term as well as 1;4 tackles per game (via Sofascore).
The Whites have enjoyed a good window and backed Bielsa in the market, and if they could manage to secure Cantwell before the domestic window closes, then they will have given themselves a very good chance of finishing in a strong position this term.
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