Sheffield United are set to launch a £10m bid to sign Norwich City midfielder, Todd Cantwell, according to reports from the Daily Star.
Cantwell has been one of the shining lights in another wise miserable season for Norwich, who all but saw their hopes of survival ended with a defeat at Watford last night.
Relegation for the Canaries is reportedly set to cost them. A number of sources claimed yesterday that wages will be slashed if they go down, leading to a number of players being sold on too.
And it looks like midfielder Cantwell is going to be one of those players. Cantwell, along with the likes of Max Aarons, Ben Godfrey, and Jamal Lewis, is among a group of young footballers at Carrow Road who are highly thought of within the game.
22-year-old midfielder Cantwell has scored six times this season for Daniel Farke’s men, adding a further two assists. His attacking runs from deep and willingness to get into the box make him an ideal signing for clubs looking to add a threat from midfield.
It might be more than £10m…but Todd Cantwell is IDEAL for Sheffield United – Our View
People can talk about systems and ways of playing all they like, the fact remains that if Sheffield United are to continue to grow under Chris Wilder, then better quality will have to come through the door.
In a player like Cantwell, you are getting quality as well as someone who can improve even further.
It really is a no-brainer type of signing. United need more goals in the team. And while John Fleck and John Lundstram have done well to get amongst the goals, neither player is a regular threat in the area like Cantwell is for Norwich.
If Wilder can work his magic and get him for £10m then United have a serious bargain on their hands. Cantwell is one of the top-rated young midfielders in England, with the likes of Liverpool also said to be courting him for around £30m back in March.
It really is the ideal signing for the Blades this summer.