After having been labelled as “front-runners” previously to sign Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell, Liverpool are now unlikely to be making a move for the attacking midfielder, according to respected journalist James Pearce.
There is no doubt the LFC scouts have been keeping close tabs on the player, whilst the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham have also been linked with the £30m man after a string of impressive performances, according to www.newzealandcasinos.io.
Several online casinos reported a flurry of bets last week on Cantwell plying his trade at Anfield next season following press speculation, but that seems to have cooled down now.
Pearce offered his understanding the situation and said he is unaware of Liverpool making a move for him anytime soon.
“I wouldn’t describe him as a top target”, he said, speaking on The Athletic’s Red Agenda podcast.
“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”.
There is no doubting that Cantwell has put in several impressive performances for the Canaries this season, but £30m would be a lot for a player who still hasn’t completed a full season at the highest level. Attacking midfield is no doubt a position that club needs to strengthen – especially with Xherdan Shaqiri and Adam Lallana likely to leave the club in the summer – but for the price being touted there is likely to be a more experience option available.