Bournemouth completed the signing of Norwich City winger Todd Cantwell yesterday evening, during what was a manic day for the Cherries.
The south coast club welcomed Cantwell, as well as Freddie Woodman, Nat Phillips, Kieffer Moore and Siriki Dembele to the Vitality Stadium during an action-packed Deadline Day, with the Cherries certainly making a statement as they chase down a return to Premier League.
Cantwell, who played a vital role in Norwich City’s promotion from the Championship last time out, netted six goals and provided seven assists in 33 Championship appearances during the Canaries’ title-winning campaign.
The 23-year-old has played just 440 minutes of Premier League football, struggling to impress Dean Smith on a constant basis.
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Here, we take a look at a winner and a loser as Cantwell joins the Cherries…
One winner – Dom Solanke
Norwich’s front three of Cantwell, Teemu Pukki and Emi Buendia dazzled last season, with the young winger forming an excellent working relationship with the Finland international.
The 23-year-old makes clever runs, which will certainly be found by the intelligent Solanke, whilst the Bournemouth talisman is a willing runner in behind, and with Cantwell’s creativity, the pair could link up very well.
Cantwell is an innovative and confident attacker who could provide Solanke with the service required to continue scoring goals at an alarming rate.
One loser – Jaidon Anthony
You cannot help but feel that Cantwell’s arrival could come as a detriment to the exciting Jaidon Anthony.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed an excellent breakthrough season thus far, contributing with six goals and four assists in 28 league appearances.
Both Cantwell and Anthony are versatile, but ultimately, they have both shown their best form from the left-wing.
Cantwell has no divine right to walk straight into the starting XI at the Vitality Stadium, meaning it could be an excellent battle between the pair.