Bournemouth are confident of sealing a loan deal for Todd Cantwell – and the out-of-favour Norwich midfielder is set for a medical this afternoon with Scott Parker’s side
- Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell looks set to depart the club on a loan deal
- He has fallen out of favour at Carrow Road and is set to join Bournemouth
- The Cherries will have an option to buy the midfielder at the end of the season
Bournemouth are hopeful of completing a deal for Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell on an initial loan with an option to buy today.
Cantwell also has offers from Olympiakos and Granada but Bournemouth have earmarked a medical for this afternoon.
Cantwell’s Norwich contract ends at the end of the season but the Canaries will have an option to extend that for another year – with Bournemouth able to make his move permanent if that clause is triggered – otherwise they could snap him up for free.
Todd Cantwell is set to join Bournemouth on loan after struggling for playing time at Norwich
Canaries boss Dean Smith has not been able to find a place in his team for the young winger
The 23-year-old has been one of Norwich’s brightest starts in recent years – playing a starring role in their promotion run last season and emerging as a huge talent in his first Premier League season in 2019-20 – but finds himself out of favour.
He struggled for regular action under former boss Daniel Farke in the first part of this season and has featured just twice since new manager Dean Smith took over.
The winger has managed just eight appearances in all competitions this term – five of those coming as starts and three off the bench.
He dazzled in the Championship last season, netting six goals and laying on six assists
His las outing came on December 14, starting in a 2-0 loss to Aston Villa and being substituted on 61 minutes. He is yet to register a goal or an assist.
But he has the chance to jumpstart his career with high-flying Bournemouth – who are third in the Championship and chasing promotion under boss Scott Parker.
Cantwell registered six goals and six assists from 33 appearances in the second tier last season, so Bournemouth will be hoping he can replicate that form should the deal go through.