Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, has been backed to go right to the top by former Blackburn and Celtic striker, Chris Sutton.
The youngster has been one of the shining lights in an otherwise dismal Premier League campaign for Daniel Farke’s men.
Cantwell has rattled in six goals for the Canaries, highlighting his excellent potential as an attacking midfielder.
And amid talks of potential interest from Liverpool this summer, former Premier League winner Sutton backed the Norwich man to get a chance with a top-six club on BBC Five Live.
“I think Cantwell will eventually play top six. But I do not think he will move to a top six club this summer.
“He’s still got developing to do. But I think he is an exceptional, exceptional talent who one day we will see play in the top six”.
Sutton’s opinion is one shared by many in the game at the moment. A number of top clubs are already thought to be watching his progress, with the Mirror claiming in May that Liverpool were already considering a move.
Norwich, who are seemingly on their way down, could well struggle to keep hold of the 22-year-old. Having spent little in the summer, big-money bids could well prove tempting for the Carrow Road outfit this coming window.
A talent Liverpool can improve and develop, Cantwell would be ideal – TBR View
Liverpool are going to find it hard to bring in players ready-made for the first-team in the coming windows but in Cantwell, they’d be getting someone who can contribute now and into the future.
With the likes of Adam Lallana set to leave, James Milner well into his 30s, and Xherdan Shaqiri potentially on his way, there could be a place in the midfield for a new face.
Cantwell could be that man. He has time to develop, is already a top player and, crucially, has shown he can play at Premier League level already.