Aston Villa will make a bid for Todd Cantwell of Norwich City if Jack Grealish leaves for Manchester City, according to The Express.
What’s the story?
The Express are reporting this afternoon that Villa are interested in signing Cantwell as a potential replacement for Grealish.
Premier League champions City have made an offer of £100 million for attacking midfielder Grealish.
The 25-year-old England international will make a decision on his future in the coming days.
Villa will target Cantwell if Grealish leaves.
However, according to the report, Norwich have ‘no intention of selling’ the 23-year-old midfielder this summer.
The Canaries will play in the Premier League next season after winning promotion from the Championship.
Could an Aston Villa transfer happen?
Every player has his price.
Villa will have £100 million to spend if they sell Grealish, and that will be key in their pursuit of Cantwell.
Of course, the Villans are not going to spend £100 million on the 23-year-old English midfielder, but an offer of £30 million could be very tempting for Norwich.
Cantwell scored six goals and gave six assists in the Championship for Norwich last season.
Described as “fantastic” by former Villa striker Emile Heskey on HITC Sport in April 2021, the attacking midfielder scored six goals and provided two assists in the Premier League in 2019-20.