Tottenham hatch plan to beat Liverpool to Todd Cantwell transfer and Spurs have advantage
Tottenham have set their sights on Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell, and look set to rival Liverpool and Manchester United for his signature. Cantwell has become an in-demand youngster this season, after an impressive campaign for the Canaries.
Spurs have been tracking Cantwell for a number of months.
They’ve been scouting him during his debut campaign in the Premier League with Norwich.
The England Under-21 international has also drawn attention from other Premier League clubs this season.
But, Tottenham are now ready to increase their efforts to sign Cantwell this summer, ahead of their league rivals, according to Football Insider.
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Liverpool are firm favourites to land the midfielder this summer, but Spurs are also in with a shout at landing Cantwell.
If Jurgen Klopp’s side were to make their move for the Norwich star, he’s likely to head to Anfield.
But, Tottenham have a major advantage over all of the other lead contenders for Cantwell.
Jose Mourinho would likely be able to offer him more game time, as he’d struggle to break into the current Liverpool squad.
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The 22-year-old started his career at Norwich, and was promoted to the Under-23s in 2015.
He was sent out on a six-month loan deal to Dutch side Fortuna Sittard in 2018, where he made 10 appearances for the club.
After returning to Norwich, he was immediately added to the first-team squad, and was a key part of Daniel Farke’s side that won promotion from the Championship last season.
But, Cantwell has flourished in the Premier League, and has featured in all of Norwich’s matches.
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Cantwell has scored six goals this season from midfield, while also providing two assists for team-mates.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are reportedly prepared to take a step back from their pursuit of Cantwell, which will be music to Tottenham fans’ ears.
They were quoted £30million by Norwich for the player, which is far more than the Reds were prepared to pay.
Former Liverpool star Steve McManaman has expressed concerns over their interest in the Norwich star.
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“I’m surprised about the rumours linking Todd Cantwell with Liverpool,” McManaman told HorseRacing.net.
“It’s something which could certainly happen in the future, but I don’t think he’s done enough just yet to warrant playing at that kind of level.
“I get the fact that he wants to play at a higher level and is performing well in a struggling Norwich City team, that’s completely understandable – but it would surprise me if Liverpool were very interested in him.
“Liverpool do a lot of their transfer business discreetly. A lot of the other players were bought when we didn’t know it was happening, such as the likes of Alisson Becker and Fabinho, while Virgil Van Dijk was very much the exception.”
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