An earlier report regarding Rangers’ interest in Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell appears to reveal the seven-figure fee the Ibrox club paid for the midfielder.
Rangers have announced the signing of the 24-year-old Carrow Road star on a “multi-year” deal as the former England youth international becomes the first signing of the Michael Beale era.
Once regarded as amongst the brightest prospects in the English game, the last few seasons haven’t gone to plan for the Canaries Academy graduate and now he’ll be hoping to kickstart things again with Rangers.
Out of contract in the summer, Rangers still had to shell out to sign the midfielder and according to the Times, the Todd Cantwell transfer fee was a not insignificant £1.5m.
Rangers reportedly shelled out seven-figure fee to sign Todd Cantwell
That’s a lot for Rangers and this Rangers board to pay for a player who literally has months left on his deal but given the standing of Todd Cantwell south of the border this could prove a snip in the seasons to come.
Rangers offer a special platform for Cantwell to reinvigorate his career with that winning expectation sandwiched between potential trophy glory and a shot at the Champions League.
The transfer fee couldn’t have been further from the mind of Todd Cantwell either as he discussed the switch to Rangers, with the midfielder delighted to join the club’s ranks.
“I am delighted and I feel very proud,” said Todd Cantwell [Rangers].
“This is obviously a massive football club and I am delighted to get going and to get started.This is a massive club and there is a massive responsibility when you sign for Rangers to be the player that the fans want to see.
“They want to see a player that works hard and a player that can win them games which is very important and that is something I am hoping I can bring.”
If the comments of Michael Beale are anything to go by, Todd Cantwell could be in line to make a starting debut at Ibrox this weekend.