'I want to see him back' - Exclusive: Bent wowed as Leeds submit formal attacker bid
Norwich City star Todd Cantwell would be a “really good addition” for Leeds United, according to Darren Bent.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs and England striker delivered his verdict as the Whites tabled a bid for the England under-21 star.
Football Insider revealed on Sunday that Leeds had submitted a £15million bid to Norwich for Cantwell who was omitted from their squad for their game against Bournemouth the same day.
The 22-year-old had started the Canaries first two Championship games but did not make the bench against the Cherries.
Cantwell enjoyed an impressive campaign in the Premier League last season but his efforts were not enough to stop the Canaries being relegated.
And Bent believes his performances mean he warrants another chance in the top flight.
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Bent told Football Insider: “I really like Cantwell and it surprises me nobody else has been in for him.
“As a midfielder I really like him, he’s good on the ball, he can create chances, score goals and has got great celebrations!
“I want to see him back in the Premier League because I think he deserves to be in the Premier League.
“If Leeds can go out and get him I think that would be a really, really good addition.”
Cantwell scored six times and provided one assist in 37 Premier League games last season operating on the wing and behind the striker.
The forward had played a bit-part role in the previous campaign as Norwich secured the Championship title.
He started just 19 times in the league, scoring once and laying on two assists.