'Would be Superb Signing' - Exclusive: Bent reacts after Leeds submit £15m formal bid
Leeds United paying £15million for Norwich City ace Todd Cantwell would represent good business, according to Darren Bent.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former England striker believes the 21-year-old will be “desperate” to play Premier League football again.
This site revealed on Sunday that Leeds have lodged a formal £15million bid for Cantwell who was then left out of the Canaries’ squad for their game against Bournemouth.
Cantwell had started Norwich’s previous two Championship games but was not even on the bench as the Canaries lost 1-0 to Bournemouth.
The attacker enjoyed an impressive campaign last season in the Premier League where he scored six goals and contributed two assists in 37 league games.
Asked by Football Insider whether £15million would be a good deal for the Whites, Bent said: “Because he’s really young, I think it’s a really good bit of business.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
“Obviously he’s gone down to the Championship now so he’ll be desperate to get to the Premier League.
“For Leeds, I think it would be a superb signing. I’m hoping that they get that done.
“I’m sure he’s got a real desire to get back to the Premier League.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if that move comes off and I think we’ll see quite a lot of late transfer deals coming towards the end of the window.”
Cantwell enjoyed a breakout campaign last season in the Premier League after playing a bit-part role as Norwich won the title the previous campaign.
The attacker played just 24 times in 2018/19, starting 19 of those games, netting one goal and contributing two assists.
In other Leeds United news, Noel Whelan has been blown away by a Leeds youngster who was “come of age”.