Aston Villa have already signed Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City but are hoping to lure another player away from Carrow Road in Todd Cantwell. Football Insider say Villa are in advanced talks with Norwich over the 23-year-old, but the reaction on social media has been fairly quiet.
Dena Smith isn’t short of wide options with Buendia, Jack Grealish, Bertrand Traore, Anwar El Ghazi and Trezeguet, but it’s clear he’s trying to bolster his attack. Villa have been linked with Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey, so their pursuit of Cantwell might be affected by the outcome.
Some supporters are taking the story with a pinch of salt, others are worried he could leave and many believe his arrival could mean Jack Grealish leaving. Cantwell does have an uncertain future at Norwich as his contract is up in 2022 and he’s yet to sign a new deal.
Grealish’s future is up in the air as Manchester City are interested in signing him while Villa want to offer him a new contract. Cantwell could leave Norwich, but it doesn’t mean Villa will be the ones to sign him. Time will tell how negotiations over Bailey and Grealish go.