Why Todd Cantwell to Leicester City would bolster their midfield
According to Daily Mail, Leicester City are interested in signing rising Norwich City star Todd Cantwell in the summer transfer window.
The 22-year-old is a product of the Norwich City youth academy. He made his first-team debut in January 2018, soon after which he was loaned out to Dutch outfit Fortuna Sittard. He made 10 appearances for the club, contributing with 2 goals and 3 assists.
Since returning, he has become a regular member under Daniel Farke and also played a key role in the Canaries’ promotion to the top-flight. To date, he has made 66 appearances for the club, bagging 8 goals and 4 assists.
The youngster has impressed in his first season in the Premier League and the report also suggests that league rivals Newcastle United have also joined the race to secure his services.
Cantwell – A future leader in Leicester’s midfield?
At the moment, Rodgers has six attack-minded central midfielders at his disposal – Youri Tielemans, Harvey Barnes, Dennis Praet, Adrien Silva, Matty James and Marc Albrighton. Only Tielemans and Barnes have been regular starters and Albrighton has been used on several occasions since the restart.
Praet has made just 12 starts so far. However, James and Silva haven’t offered much to the squad and have just one more year left on their contract with the club. And their departure would reduce the numbers in the middle of the park for the Foxes. Thus, bringing in youngsters would help them secure their midfield for the future.
In that regard, signing Cantwell would serve them well going forward. He has been the brightest player for Norwich despite the club getting relegated. In 39 matches across all competitions, he has an impressive tally of 7 goals and 2 assists. He could be a crucial player for the Foxes in the future if he is able to replicate the same form.
The English youngster is capable of featuring in the midfield and can also operate from the wings, providing plenty of options at Rodgers’ disposal. He can also develop himself under the Scottish tactician and could establish himself into a Premier League player with some experience.
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The 22-year-old has already proved his worth in his debut season in the Premier League. Leicester are in contention for Champions League qualification and adding numbers in the middle of the park would serve them well. And Cantwell is also capable of providing some extra goals from the midfield. Thus, they should make a move for him this summer and lure him to King Power Stadium.