Norwich City could be set to see another of young stars leave the club.
Premier League side Leeds United have reportedly tabled a £15m bid for Todd Cantwell.
The England Under-21 international was left out of the Canaries Championship match against Bournemouth earlier today. Fellow midfielder Emi Buendia was also excluded. City lost that game 1-0.
Speaking after the match Head Coach Daniel Farke explained the reasons for the player being left out.
"I always travel with the players who deserve the right to be involved in the game day squad during the week on the training pitch. I will never travel with players who have a big value or have done brilliantly in the past, or a big name or whatever and we have to be grateful or thankful as a club that these players play for us."No, it’s the other way round, I think the club doesn’t know any of our players something it’s the other way round so the players or something to the club.
I will just pick players who are full of desire, who know their responsibility to fight for this club. Just players who give me the impression during the training week they are concentrated on their focused... and they want to represent the shirt of this club and they want to represent the shirt of this club, because this is what every supporter deserves.
The coach added that the players had to realise they were leading 'an unbelievably privileged life'
He said: "...They earn an unbelievable amount of money so they have to be each and every day when they wake up, unbelievably thankful and grateful that they’re allowed to work for this amazing club.
Our supporters make sure that these players are allowed to lead such a privileged life they buy expensive tickets, expensive shirts of them with our marketing, they paid money to the broadcasters to see us playing, so I expect everyone of my players to show me that they feel the responsibility the desire to represent this yellow shirt.
"I’ll tell you what if I don’t have the feeling from any player that he is fully focused, switched on and full of desire to represent his yellow shirt I will always like without them."I don’t mind if we travel down with less quality, or risk to lose a game. I’m standing for some values and principles, and if you want to handle it in a different way you have to take a different guy to do this.”
It's the second time in less than a week that the club's preparations for a game have been disrupted by transfer speculation. Defender Max Aarons was the subject of apparent interest from La Liga giant Barcelona just prior to last week's match with Preston.
Emi Buendia, who was keen on returning to the Premier League, is now likely to stay at Carrow Road if Cantwell completes his move. It also means the club are likely to keep hold of Striker Teemu Pukki, despite interest from Wolves, Leeds, Sheffield United, Aston Villa and West Brom this summer.
The Norfolk-born Cantwell has come through the club's academy and has scored eight goals in 70 appearances.
The 22-year-old impressed last season despite the Canaries finishing bottom of the Premier League, scoring six times in 37 games.
Norwich have already sold Jamal Lewis for an initial £15million to Newcastle earlier this month.