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Norwich City transfer rumours: Cantwell set for surprise Holland loan move

PUBLISHED: 11:48 26 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:29 26 January 2018

Todd Cantwell of Norwich in action during the Third Round FA Cup Replay match at Stamford Bridge, London
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17/01/2018

Todd Cantwell of Norwich in action during the Third Round FA Cup Replay match at Stamford Bridge, London Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/01/2018

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Norwich City starlet Todd Cantwell looks set to broaden his horizons with a surprise loan move to Dutch second tier club Fortuna Sittard.

Todd Cantwell left Bournemouth U23s players for dust before firing a fine winner for City at Carrow Road on Monday. 
Picture: Nick ButcherTodd Cantwell left Bournemouth U23s players for dust before firing a fine winner for City at Carrow Road on Monday. Picture: Nick Butcher

The 19-year-old playmaker made his Canaries first-team debut recently, playing over 30 minutes of City’s FA Cup third round replay defeat to Chelsea on penalties, playing all of extra-time at Stamford Bridge.

Cantwell was born in Norfolk and grew up in the Dereham area, building a reputation for being one of the club’s hottest talents from a young age.

Arsenal have previously been linked with interest in the Canaries academy product, who is under contract until 2019, with the club having the option of a further year.

HITC Sport are reporting that several clubs have been interested in the creative midfielder, who has featured as an unused substitute during six Championship games so far this season.

Todd Cantwell celebrates after scoring what proved to be the winning goal at Carrow Road against Bournemouthg U23s. Picture: Nick ButcherTodd Cantwell celebrates after scoring what proved to be the winning goal at Carrow Road against Bournemouthg U23s. Picture: Nick Butcher

Sittard currently top the Eerste Divisie, with 14 wins from 21 games to put them in the driving seat for promotion to the top flight, the Eredivisie.

Cantwell, who turns 20 next month, scored a fine winner for City’s under-23s at Carrow Road on Monday night, sealing a 1-0 win over Bournemouth in the 90th minute in the Premier League Cup group stages.

MORE: Classy finish from Cantwell pleases City U23s boss Gill after hard-fought victory over Bournemouth

The talented youngster has now scored seven goals in 18 games for City’s U23s this season and was nominated for the Premier League Two Player of the Season award for 2016-17.

Cantwell posted photos on Instagram of him arriving at Koln Bonn Airport in Germany this morning, which is much closer to the south-eastern city of Sittard than Amsterdam Schppol Airport in the north of Holland – although those photos were swiftly deleted.

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