Former Norwich City academy product Todd Cantwell is being touted with a surprise Saudi transfer move, amid reports of a Rangers summer exit.

Cantwell only joined the Glasgow giants in January 2023 after finally cutting his ties to his boyhood club.

The 26-year-old won a Scottish League Cup last season but missed out on the league and Scottish Cup to arch rivals Celtic.

Now the Scottish Sun claim the Dereham-bred playmaker is a target for ambitious Saudi Pro-League side, Al-Qadsiah, who recently signed former Real Madrid star Nacho.

Cantwell had 15 goal contributions in 44 appearances during his first full season at Rangers, and featured in the qualifying stages of the Champions League and later the Europa League.

But the midfielder is reportedly down the pecking order under Gers’ boss Philippe Clement, who is looking to overhaul his squad in the transfer window to challenge Celtic’s dominance north of the border.

Cantwell was part of two Championship title-winning squads at Carrow Road, and earned rave reviews for some of his early performances in the first Premier League season before falling out of favour.

He had a loan stint at Bournemouth, but the Cherries opted not to take up a buy option when they sealed Premier League promotion in 2022.

Cantwell departed for Glasgow the following season for a nominal fee as he entered the final months of his Carrow Road deal, after 129 senior appearances, signing a ‘long term’ contract reported at the time in the Scottish media as a three year offer.

Former Rangers chief executive, James Bisgrove, was appointed as the Saudi’s new CEO last week, who are 'closely monitoring Cantwell's situation'.

The midfielder's club mate, James Tavernier, is also being linked with a move.

The likes of Ronaldo, N’Golo Kante and Jordan Henderson have all been attracted to the Saudi league, while Steven Gerrrard is in charge of Al-Ettifaq. Henderson cut short his brief stint last year at that club to return to Europe and sign for Ajax.