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Phil Hay provides insight into links between Leeds and Norwich City man ahead of deadline



Much of the transfer speculation linking Leeds United and Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell has been driven by the player’s agent, according to The Athletic’s Phil Hay

The Whites have been busy in the summer window after securing promotion to the top flight last term, spending more than £100 million, but it is understood no further additions are expected before the 5pm deadline for domestic transfers.

Reports have suggested that the Whites were keen on landing Cantwell earlier this summer but Hay has revealed that much of the recent speculation over a move has been driven by the player’s agent.

Earlier this week it was reported that Leeds would need to pay £20 million to price the playmaker away from Norwich but it seems he will not be making the switch to Elland Road anytime soon.

Cantwell impressed for the Canaries in the Premier League last season but after playing the first two games of the season, the attacking midfielder has been omitted from Daniel Farke’s squad for their last two matches.

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Hay is a reliable source when it comes to the Whites, so it’s interesting to get his insight into the speculation linking Cantwell with a move to Elland Road.

It seems it was agent-driven, likely to increase the hype surrounding his player with the hope of an offer from elsewhere or for future leverage in negotiations.

It’s a shame that the 22-year-old won’t be making the switch because it would’ve been really interesting to see how he developed under Marcelo Bielsa.

His focus will now be on reestablishing himself in the Canaries side and helping them return to the top flight.

Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

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