Todd Cantwell move to Rangers hangs in the balance after Norwich admission

Todd Cantwell move to Rangers hangs in the balance after Norwich admission
NORWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Todd Cantwell of Norwich City looks on during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Southampton at Carrow Road on November 20, 2021 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Todd Cantwell’s Rangers move hangs in the balance after current manager David Wagner, who took over recently from Dean Smith, confirmed the midfielder is ‘speaking to clubs’.

The boss at Carrow Road confirmed Cantwell will be leaving this window, but Rangers fans who might have hoped he was going to be an imminent arrival to Ibrox may be disappointed to hear it’s far from a foregone conclusion, and the 24-year-old is in discussions with more than one club.

He said:

“It’s no secret. He isn’t part of the plans moving forwards. He is speaking to clubs. It would not be right at this point to be involved.”

Cantwell has 100% decided he will leave, and won’t play again for Norwich City, but it’s the plural of ‘clubs’ which may disappoint some Rangers fans who hoped his arrival would be a fairly sure thing and pretty swift.

There is now the impression that Cantwell could be using Rangers’ name to get a deal down south, and isn’t actually interested in the move to Ibrox at all.

Cantwell is an experienced Premier League player and that would be his ideal move, but we know Championship sides are interested in him too, and with his current boss confirming he’s talking to several clubs about a move there, the chances of his choosing Rangers certainly reduces.

Unfortunately, a normally huge draw of Rangers, Europe, is not a carrot until the summer, and the club is having to attract players with just the Rangers name. Because, as we know, the Scottish Premiership is not attractive beyond the Old Firm.

So this window is destined to be tougher than they usually are, and there is no guarantee that Cantwell is coming to Rangers at all.

Ibrox Noise did pessimistically predict Rangers would struggle to sign anyone at all, certainly without any sales, and even that sales would be harder to secure given the fact that no one seems to be making tangible offers yet for any ‘assets’.

We hope to be wrong, and to see Cantwell and others sign on yet, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

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  1. I saw the conversation that we might struggle to sign anyone too. I know we just don’t want sign just anybody for the sake of it but we really need some fresh faces for team and squad cover improvements. It’ll be another failure by the board and Ross Wilson if we don’t at least clear some out and more importantly sign some quality. I know the January Transfer window is not the best time but we seem to be behind the rotten mob in our business. I hope they prove me wrong .

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