After being previously labelled as “front-runners” to sign Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell, there has now been a further update regarding the Reds’ reported pursuit for the Canaries’ midfielder.
The attacking midfielder has been closely monitored by Reds’ scouts, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham also keen on the £30m man after a string of impressive performances, according to the Mirror.
However, speaking on The Athletic’s Red Agenda podcast [03/03/20 – 52:13], well-respected journalist James Pearce provided an update on the situation and is unaware of Liverpool making a move for him anytime soon.
“I wouldn’t describe him as a top target”, he said. “He is certainly someone that they’ve watched and heavily scouted but I am not aware of them planning to make a move for him at the moment”.
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With the Reds looking to streamline their squad by losing Adam Lallana and Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, there will be a gap in the squad for someone to fill those boots. Unfortunately, Cantwell just is not going to be ready to make the step up.
After just one season in the Premier League, he will need to mature further as a player to make it at football’s elite level. History tells us this with Andy Carroll. He admitted that he could never get a grip with such a big move, despite having four times the amount of Premier League experience than Cantwell had at 22, as cited by Goal.
Jurgen Klopp and his scouting team are doing the right thing by hanging back and keeping themselves in the shadows. Cantwell just needs to keep his head down and concentrate on his football for Norwich, rather than having to respond to being called arrogant. If he can crack it on and off the pitch, he has the potential of being successful at a big club in the future.