PUBLISHED: 07:56 October 15, 2020 | UPDATE: 09:09 October 15, 2020
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Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke’s questioning about Todd Cantwell’s attitude may have discouraged Premier League contenders from becoming the midfielder.
This is according to former Derby County midfielder Tom Huddlestone, who believes the fact that Farke left the 22-year-old from City’s Championship clashes with Bournemouth and Derby may have sounded the alarm with high level clubs.
Huddlestone, who is currently a free agent who left Pride Park this summer, ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ to see Cantwell leave Carrow Road and understands why the player, who is under contract until July 2022, may see his future away from Norfolk seeing the departure of Jamal Lewis and Ben Godfrey.
Leeds United have been closely linked with Cantwell, but it is understood that Marcelo Bielsa’s side will re-evaluate their options in January after spending so much time during the summer period to bring in Rodrigo, Raphinha and Diego Llorente.
“There are only a few days left,” Huddlestone told Sky Sports. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he left. But his manager outgoing and publicly questioning his attitude in training and subsequently leaving him out of the squad the next game would raise a lot of eyebrows for Premier League contenders.
“It could be one of them, from his point of view, he sees some of his teammates who are already gone. And I’m not sure he had much interest, but he probably thinks that after doing so well in a struggling team last year, he deserves to be sent back to a Premier League club.
“But at his age he has to give way and if now the move were to materialize he has to put himself in the best possible position to get Norwich back to the Premier League at the earliest opportunity.