Liverpool will reportedly no longer pursue Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell this summer after being told of his £30million asking price. The Reds have been closely monitoring the 22-year-old during his impressive breakthrough year in the Premier League.
Cantwell has become one of Norwich’s leading stars after coming through their academy,
He has seamlessly adjusted to top-flight football scoring six goals in 28 appearances after earning promotion from the Championship.
However, the Canaries are rooted to the foot of the table and look designed to return to the second tier next term.
That makes the prospect of Cantwell leaving Carrow Road more plausible and a host of sides are apparently queuing up for his signature.
But Liverpool will not be making a move for the dynamic midfielder this summer, according to the The Athletic’s Red Agenda podcast.
Klopp is expected to bolster his ranks this summer as Adam Lallana and Xherdan Shaqiri look set to leave Anfield.
But Cantwell may have to look elsewhere than the champions-elect.
Former Liverpool star Steve McManaman has recently express concerns about the Merseysiders’ interest in the Norwich ace.
“I’m surprised about the rumours linking Todd Cantwell with Liverpool,” McManaman told HorseRacing.net.
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“It’s something which could certainly happen in the future, but I don’t think he’s done enough just yet to warrant playing at that kind of level.
“I get the fact that he wants to play at a higher level and is performing well in a struggling Norwich City team, that’s completely understandable – but it would surprise me if Liverpool were very interested in him.
“Liverpool do a lot of their transfer business discreetly,” he added.
“A lot of the other players were bought when we didn’t know it was happening, such as the likes of Alisson Becker and Fabinho, while Virgil Van Dijk was very much the exception.
“They’re very low key when it comes to signing players they want in the summer.
“That’s why I take transfer rumours at the moment with a pinch of salt
“And if Liverpool want to do business then they’re not going to tell anyone else about it.
“They’ll try and get it done before anybody else knows.”
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