Norwich City will reportedly not be selling Leeds United target Todd Cantwell in the January transfer window.
The report by Sky Sports stated that Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds are still ‘keeping tabs’ on Cantwell but even ‘lucrative offers’ will be rejected in the winter window – Leeds were heavily linked with the attacking midfielder in the summer right up until deadline day.
The Championship table-toppers believe any fees currently received for the midfielder would be ‘dwarfed’ by the ‘minimum £170 million’ fee the club would bring in for achieving promotion.
So far this season, the £15.3 million-rated 22-year-old has impressed over his 12 Championship appearances for Daniel Farke’s side, scoring one goal and providing one assist, as well as averaging a WhoScored match rating of 6.90 – ranking him as the club’s sixth-best player in the second tier.
However, it was the England U21 international’s form in the Premier League last season that saw Leeds interested in a move for the midfielder in the summer transfer window, when he scored six goals and provided two assists for the Canaries.
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Cantwell has not been short of praise for his performances over recent seasons, as well as his talent in general, none less so than from his former Dereham Town manager, Gary Cockaday, who stated that it was ‘obvious’ the midfielder ‘special‘ from an early age.
And, with current Leeds attacking midfielder, Pablo Hernandez, seemingly coming towards the end of his playing career, Bielsa could well be considering Cantwell as the Spaniard’s heir. However, it appears that a move for the 22-year-old will now have to be put on hold until the summer.
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