Report: Mourinho could now beat Newcastle to 'incredible' £15m January signing
Newcastle United wanted to sign Norwich City midfielder, Todd Cantwell, but could well run into trouble in the form of Jose Mourinho and Roma.
The Magpies have been heavily-linked with Cantwell in recent days. It is believed Norwich are open to selling Cantwell, with the player himself open to moving on. The Sun has reported how the Canaries could do business for as little as £15m during January. That price, of course, won’t be putting off Newcastle’s new owners.
However, according to Give Me Sport, Cantwell is on the radar of Jose Mourinho at Roma. Their report, which quotes ESPN journalist Dean Jones, claims that the Roma boss has his eyes on Cantwell. Indeed, it is suggested he is a player that the former Chelsea and Man United boss admires.
Newcastle have been active already this month. They’ve already announced the signing of Kieran Trippier, while others could follow. Players like Diego Carlos and Sven Botman, both heavily linked in recent days.
Cantwell is highly-rated by many. Former Norwich striker Dean Ashton is one of those who rate him. Last year, Ashton told Talksport how Cantwell was ‘incredible’ and that he knew he’d be a star as soon as he saw him. Certainly, he has proven himself to be more than capable.
TBR’s View: Todd Cantwell Is Perfect For Newcastle Right Now
If Newcastle want a midfield player who can get goals, is proven at PL level, and won’t break the bank, then Todd Cantwell is near perfect.
He ticks so many boxes. It’s easy to see why Jose Mourinho likes him as well. But at just £15m, this is one Newcastle simply cannot afford to let slip by. For all the other big money signings who might follow, Cantwell could be the best, especially at this price.
Put simply, Eddie Howe needs to get this one done, and quick.
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