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Report: Leicester and Newcastle interested in PL man

Leicester City and Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell, according to the Daily Mail.

The Canaries were relegated from the Premier League last weekend after a rather embarrassing 4-0 defeat to West Ham and the inevitable scramble for their top players has already begun.

Cantwell was one of the few bright spots in Norwich’s gloomy season, scoring six and assisting twice in the league while also scoring against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup.

The 22 year old has attracted interest from top clubs across Europe including Manchester City and Bayern Munich.

Bayern are especially keen on signing young English stars after seeing the strategy work well for their rivals in the Bundesliga.

Leicester and Newcastle have also thrown their name into the hat should the midfielder choose to stay in the Premier League.

Leicester bring with them the lure of European, possibly Champions League, football and more game time than he would get if he moves to any of the big six.

Their transfer budget is also dependent on their qualification for the Champions League and they are unlikely to spend big if they fail to do so.

Newcastle’s transfer plans are up in the air as of now with the overdue impending takeover but should it go through, the project will be an exciting one and perhaps Cantwell wants to get in on the ground floor.

Norwich manager Daniel Farke remains confident that the club can retain most of the squad and bounce back up from the Championship.

“We are in a solid financial situation and no pressure at all. I am pretty confident that we keep all best players.

“The good thing is that it is not like we need to earn money. I expect all key players and young prospects are willing to stay and we are capable of keeping them.”

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