Ian Wright says he has seen an indication that means a deal for Newcastle to signal English ace is ‘imminent’


Ian Wright has told the Kelly & Wrighty Show {that a} deal to take Todd Cantwell from Norwich to Newcastle is “imminent” – and that’s for his absence. Dean Smith has blamed his omissions on sickness.

Cantwell, 23, is but to duplicate the shape that noticed him shine throughout 2019-20 within the Premier League. In 37 Premier League outings, he had a hand in eight objectives – scoring six occasions and creating two extra. But he was thrilling.

He was linked with quite a few top-tier English golf equipment together with Tottenham and Leeds, after Norwich went down. But a transfer didn’t materialise. Cantwell has been out and in of the facet during the last 18 months.

Now, The Telegraph report that Newcastle have been in talks to signal Cantwell – with Leeds nonetheless linked. The report states {that a} payment is prone to be be between £15million and £20million – and Wright thinks it’s shut.









“They’re not playing him, perhaps because a deal to Newcastle might be on. I don’t know if it will happen, I believe it will. I do believe that for him not to be playing, a deal is imminent,” Wright said about Cantwell.

“A player like him, I think he is totally disillusioned. When he first came up, I got James Maddison vibes. The way he plays, creativity, confidence. You have to feel that he is not playing because a deal is likely to happen.”

Wright on Cantwell: Does Norwich star enhance Newcastle?

Straight away? Probably not. Cantwell is able to magic. But he must settle, in what shall be his first membership other than Norwich. Newcastle followers must be extra affected person – than with Chris Wood and Kieran Trippier.

But what Cantwell does have is uncooked expertise, versatility within the closing third, tenacity, aggression, confidence in his personal skill – and aptitude. That is what Newcastle lack, aside from Allan Saint-Maximin, in assault.

Bringing in Cantwell for a payment between £15million and £20million can be an excellent signing, however the Toon fanbase might need to attend for Eddie Howe to get the most effective out of the England Under-21 worldwide.

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