By Adefunmiloye Alani

30th Dec, 2021 | 8:40am

MOT View: Leeds could return for Todd Cantwell in January with Norwich keen to sell

Norwich City are open to selling Todd Cantwell when the January transfer window opens, and that could potentially be good news for Leeds United.

According to The Sun, the Canaries have been in touch with other clubs to discuss a switch, but as yet, there has been no concrete interest in the 23-year-old English midfielder.

Whites director of football Victor Orta once had Cantwell on his radar, telling the Yorkshire Evening Post in October 2020 that the Norwich ace was monitored as they looked to strengthen the midfield in their first season back in the Premier League.

At the time, the central midfielder had just ended 2019-20 on a brilliant note, scoring seven goals and providing two assists in 40 games.

He ended 2020-21 with six goals and six assists in 33 Championship games to help Norwich return to the big time, immediately, but has struggled so far in 2021-22, with no goal or assist in the eight Premier League appearances he has managed.

While Cantwell is out of favour at Carrow Road, could a move to Elland Road get him firing on all cylinders again?

The Canaries could be open to loaning him out with no clubs willing to buy him right now, and Leeds could do with more depth in the middle of the park given their injury problems.

Kalvin Phillips is out till February with a knock, while Rodrigo is also unavailable.

Cantwell can play in central and attacking midfield, and a loan move could be a punt worth taking in the end.

In other Leeds United news, Whites chiefs recently jetted out of the UK for talks.