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Transfer Rumour: Todd Cantwell £40m Target For Both Leeds and Aston Villa

Aston Villa and Leeds target Todd Cantwell will be allowed to leave Norwich City in the January transfer window.

According to a report published in the Daily Mail, the former England youth international is one of the names Dean Smith will allow to leave the club during this transfer window as he seeks to reshape the squad following his arrival. Todd Cantwell has struggled for regular minutes this season under both Dean Smith and previous head coach Daniel Farke, and the winger could now depart Norwich.

According to the report, Leeds are thought to be keen on signing the attacker, with Dean Smith's former club Aston Villa also being linked with Cantwell according to reports in the Express.

The Sun also claimed in the summer that Norwich value the wide-man at £40m, with the Norfolk side already losing Emi Buendia in the previous transfer window to Aston Villa.

Although Cantwell impressed for Norwich in their 2019/20 Premier League season as well as their promotion-winning campaign last year in the Championship, the midfielder has hardly played this term.

Cantwell has played just eight times this season, with only five of these appearances being starts for the Canaries. And with Norwich now open to selling the winger, Villa and Leeds could finally make their move for the 23-year-old.

With Jurgen Klopp a big fan of Cantwell as reported by 90min, the Norwich star is clearly too good to be left unused by a club destined to go down this season, and either Leeds or Villa would be a significant improvement for the winger.

Cantwell has proven he has the quality to perform in the Premier League, and leaving for Norwich for either Leeds or Villa will be a huge leap in the 23-year-old’s career.

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