Leeds United Director of Football Confirms Todd Cantwell Interest

Leeds United director of football Victor Orta has confirmed the club’s interest in signing Norwich City forward Todd Cantwell.

The newly-promoted Premier League club are also keeping tabs on 19-year-old Derby County midfielder Louie Sibley in addition to Cantwell.

Leeds United Director of Football Confirms Interest in Todd Cantwell

Cantwell Interest Confirmed

Speculation over Leeds’ interest in Cantwell has been increasing for weeks. However, a move for Cantwell from Norwich to Elland Road is looking more unlikely ahead of Friday’s 5pm deadline for domestic transfers.

Orta explained that the forward is just one of many players the club have scouted in England. Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Orta said: “We know them really well, their clubs were our rivals, we analysed [Cantwell] in the Premier League. But it’s like a lot of players we’ve analysed.

“It’s difficult. They are players we analysed, we have information and then we need to think about the possibility.”

Leeds were eager to add a midfielder to their squad before the summer transfer deadline earlier this month, but a deal for Bayern Munich’s Michael Cuisance fell through. Concerns were raised over Cuisance’s medical which led to a collapse in the deal.

More Recent Interest in Sibley

Although Leeds’ interest in Cantwell has been noticeable, their attention towards Louie Sibley is more recent. The Yorkshire club have reportedly made enquiries for Sibley. But it appears they will not make a concrete offer for the 19-year-old before Friday’s transfer deadline.

Orta also explained that the club is in no rush to bring in extra players. He said: “When we analysed the market we detected that with the requirements we have for this position, if a player is not realistic over all the requirements, bringing in a player for the sake of bringing in a player is not clever.”

 

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