Spurs plot raid on Liverpool target with key reason crucial to success
Spurs will attempt to usurp Liverpool in their efforts to sign Norwich playmaker Todd Cantwell, with one overriding reason cited in a recent report as to why they may succeed.
The 22-year-old has been a bright spark in an otherwise disappointing season for the Canaries, with his six goals and two assists catching the eye of a host of clubs at the other end of the table.
Liverpool have become noted admirers, with the club extensively scouting the midfielder as a possible squad replacement for the seemingly outgoing Adam Lallana in the summer.
The Reds boast a plethora of midfield options, but have at times appeared to lack the creativity necessary to unlock tight defences in close games.
Cantwell’s dynamism would remedy that issue, but the latest report from online publication Football Insider states that Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham will do all they can to snatch the rising star out from Liverpool’s clutches.
The article notes that Spurs have commenced scouting of the player, and are ‘ready to ramp up efforts to recruit him this summer.’
Spurs have made an effort to buy younger in recent windows, with winger Jack Clarke and ex-Fulham star Ryan Sessegnon two examples of players the club hopes will develop into world class talents while in North London.
Liverpool would on paper appear to be the more attractive proposition, but the report cites one key reason as to why Spurs may be able to jump ahead in the queue.
As a young player on the rise, regular gametime is key for Cantwell to continue his progression and that would appear more likely to be able to be achieved at Tottenham rather than at Anfield.
Meanwhile, Spurs star Eric Dier has received support from an unlikely source following the incident which saw him confront a fan in their FA Cup defeat to Norwich City.