Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell is reportedly in Glasgow for a medical with the Englishman set to become the first signing of the Michael Beale era at Rangers.
That’s according to Vital Rangers, who claim an inside source has told them that the 24-year-old midfielder has already made the trip up north with a view to sealing a switch.
This comes with Todd Cantwell out of contract at Norwich City come the end of the season and Rangers looking to bolster their squad with young, hungry players who have a point to prove.
Once the blue-eyed boy of the Norwich City Academy, Todd Cantwell exploded onto the scene in the Premier League only a few seasons ago, managing six goals from midfield in 19/20 despite the Canaries’ eventual relegation.
But since then the player’s career has stalled somewhat and despite playing 18 games this season, Cantwell isn’t viewed as a key first team player in the Carrow Road club’s squad.
Amid the reported links to Rangers, the midfielder was also left out of the Norwich City squad for their 1-0 FA Cup third round defeat to Blackburn Rovers.
The links also come at an interesting time for the Championship club, with David Wagner coming into replace Dean Smith with the team mid-table (11th) in the English second tier.
Rangers manager Michael Beale also faced questions on Todd Cantwell after the 2-0 win over Dundee United and stopping short of confirming the interest, the manager had plenty to say about the Norwich City star.
“Todd was an excellent player when he was young and playing against my Liverpool Under 23s,” said Michael Beale [Rangers].
“I thought he would go on and have a fantastic career. He had that at the start and he is maybe just looking for a move to re-ingite it but I think he is a fantastic player at a good age.”
Former England U21 international Todd Cantwell has made 129 appearances for Norwich City, scoring 14 goals and laying on 12 assists.
Meanwhile, one reported set of Rangers transfer rivals have seemingly moved elsewhere in their hunt for a midfielder.