Aston Villa are considering Norwich star Todd Cantwell as a possible replacement for Manchester City target Jack Grealish, according to reports.
City are set to accept City’s record £ 100million bid for Grealish.
On Saturday, Villa announced that they had agreed to a deal to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, subject to final medical and personal conditions.
And Cantwell could be the next big arrival at Villa Park if Grealish leaves, according to The Express.
The report adds that Villa “will test Norwich’s resolve” for the 23-year-old midfielder.
Villa has already made a descent in the Canaries by signing Emiliano Buendia for a record £ 33million earlier this summer.
And Cantwell, who has only a year left on his contract, could follow his former Norwich teammate to the Midlands.
With Grealish set to join City, a new attacking trio from Cantwell and Buendia with Ollie Watkins up front could trouble many Premier League defenders.
Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara insists Grealish will still be a Villa legend if he leaves the club this summer.
He told talkSPORT: “If Jack Grealish leaves tomorrow and heads to Man City, he will always be an Aston Villa legend.
“He has to go to Man City because he will guarantee himself trophies. He will win the Premier League, he will win the FA Cup, the League Cup and he will probably win the Champions League as well.
“It’s only a matter of time before Man City finally crosses the finish line, and I think if you recruit players like Jack Grealish and they also talk about Harry Kane, they’ll win a League. champions.
“Jack isn’t going to do this at Aston Villa. As much as Aston Villa is coming out and signing players and going in the right direction, and it’s a huge football club, they’re still ten years behind Man City right now.
“Ten years from now Jack Grealish will probably not be a footballer, he will be at the end of his career, so he has to go to a club now, like Man City, which will offer him a huge contract and guarantee him success and trophies.
“So when he retires he looks back, he can say, ‘I played at the top level and I won everything. “”
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