Aston Villa is considering bid for £ 30 million rated Todd Cantwell as they begin planning for Jack Grealish’s possible exit, with Manchester City expected to submit a bid for their £ 100 million captain.
- Todd Cantwell is impressed when Norwich immediately came up again
- The 23-year-old played well in the Premier League last season despite relegation
- He could replace Jack Grealish at Aston Villa if the England international leaves
- Manchester City is interested in its services but has to pay at least £ 100 million
- The Canaries are also sweating on the future of Emi Buendia and Max Aarons
- Aarons is linked with Everton, who also watches Kieran Trippier
Norwich City braces for Aston Villa’s interest in talented midfielder Todd Cantwell.
Villa is reviewing options as they await an offer from Manchester City for their £ 100 million rated captain Jack Grealish.
Cantwell did a great job in Norwich’s promotion season, continuing where he left off in the Premier League from the previous campaign, and the 23-year-old has many admirers.
Todd Cantwell has scored six goals and four assists this season as Norwich has been promoted
The 23-year-old could be the answer to Aston Villa’s creative problems when Jack Grealish leaves
Grealish is sensational to Villa and is valued at £ 100 million by his youth club
Pep Guardiola needs his club to spend a lot of money to bring the 25-year-old to the Etihad
Norwich is well aware of the interest in their star players such as Cantwell, Max Aarons and Emiliano Buendia. They don’t have to sell, but there is a long-held recognition from the club hierarchy that if players want to go further and offer appropriate compensation, bids will be considered.
Norwich is equally aware of giving Daniel Farke a chance to stay at the top next season and the cost of replacing such talent.
With that in mind, they are believed to want around £ 30m each for Cantwell and Aarons, while Buendia is estimated to be worth around £ 40m.
A bid from Roma for Aarons was rejected in January and the Italians are expected to return this summer.
Emi Buendia and Max Aarons were also in great shape and could be poached this summer
Everton looks to Aarons and Kieran Trippier to give Seamus Coleman competition
Jonjoe Kenny will continue traveling in the summer if Burnley continues to show interest in him
They will face tough competition from Everton, believed to be the preferred choice of England U21 right-back, but the Goodison club are hesitant to pay that £ 30m price.
Everton has also been given the opportunity to sign Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier, but at 21, Aarons represents a greater long-term investment. Everton also knows that Ben Godfrey, last summer’s impressive £ 20 million signing from Norwich, is a good friend of Aarons, which would help him settle down.
Everton wants competition for captain Seamus Coleman and a possible successor. Jonjoe Kenny, currently on loan to Celtic, has no preference from Carlo Ancelotti and is expected to move on, with Burnley retaining a stake.