Leeds United told what they must do to sign Norwich City man as deadline looms


Leeds United are early contenders to be the Premier League's real success story of the season.

After 16 years away the west Yorkshire side secured promotion from the Championship last term as they left their rivals in their dust.

A 10-point lead over West Brom at the top of the table showed their dominance, and the hope was that this could carry over into life in the top flight.

Early signs suggest that it will.

A huge part of the club's early success this term is the work of Victor Orta and his recruitment team.

As well as signing a flurry of talented young players, Leeds completed high profile deals for the likes of Robin Koch, Rodrigo, Diego Llorente and Raphinha who all moved to Elland Road as part of Marcelo Bielsa's plans.

But while the international transfer window is now shut, it seems that the Whites are now looking closer to home.


The domestic window shuts on Friday evening and Leeds may be hoping to tie up some more business before then.

Several players have been linked with a move to Elland Road, one of whom is Todd Cantwell.

The Norwich City star is attracting plenty of interest after an impressive campaign in the Premier League last term.

Reports have suggested that Leeds could make a move for midfielder, however according to Alan Nixon of The Sun, it seems that Norwich's £25million price tag could prove to be a stumbling block.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

This would be a great move for Leeds United.

Todd Cantwell is a player who has showed real promise in his young career so far, and that's very exciting.

After an impressive campaign for Norwich in which he scored seven goals for the basement battlers, the 22-year-old was one of the few players to emerge with any real credit.


Valued at £18million by Transfermarkt, Cantwell is exactly the sort of player that Marcelo Bielsa would like to work with.

Young and technically gifted, the midfielder would fit seamlessly into Bielsa's plans.

Cantwell is too good for the Championship, and so for him to be priced out of a move to the top flight would be a real shame.

A fee of £25million is not outrageous in today's market and Leeds could certainly benefit by striking a deal sooner rather than later.

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