Tottenham have set their sights on Norwich City playmaker Todd Cantwell and are ready to make early moves to beat Liverpool to his signature, Football Insider understands.
Spurs are firmly in the race to sign the 21-year-old, who has made a big impression in his first season in the Premier League.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider the club are heavily scouting Cantwell and are ready to ramp up efforts to recruit him this summer.
Liverpool are also keeping close tabs on the England Under-21 international, while Man United are also showing an interest.
The Londoners know it will be difficult to fend off Liverpool if they push hard for the Canaries academy product.
But Tottenham have long had a reputation for sourcing and developing top young players, and spent big money on Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke deals last summer.
One thing in Spurs’ favour is that they may be able to offer attacking midfielder Cantwell more game time than runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Cantwell’s future at Norwich is up in the air, and not only because they are bottom of the top flight and facing a major battle to avoid relegation over the next two months.
His contract, which he extended last July, only runs until the summer of 2022 and that means his club could cash in his summer.
Cantwell’s first season in the Premier League has been impressive.
Operating predominantly on the left flank, he has made 24 starts among 30 appearances in all competitions, which have yielded six goals and two assists.
Cantwell played the full 120 minutes of Wednesday’s FA Cup win over Spurs, which was settled via a penalty shoot-out.
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