Everton striker Tom Cannon is attracting interest from several Championship and Premier League sides. The Toffees would see several changes in the attack as Sean Dyche eyes two striker signings in the summer transfer window.
Ellis Simms was sold to Coventry City as the Championship side looked for a replacement for Viktor Gyokeres. The Englishman would have struggled for playing time at Goodison Park and selling him would bring cash injection to the club. Neal Maupay’s future is also in doubt. The Frenchman is on the list of Salernitana and they would push for Maupay if Boulaye Dia departs from the Serie A side.
Arnaut Danjma’s arrival does provide some respite as the Dutchman is capable of playing as a centre forward. However, Dyche would still like to have a potent striker in his side. If a new striker comes in, Cannon could be loaned out again.
Preston North End manager Ryan Lowe addresses links to Everton striker Tom Cannon
The Irishman spent the second half of the 2022-23 season on loan at Preston North End where he instantly became a fan favourite, enjoying his time at Deepdale. In 21 outings for the Championship side, Cannon notched eight goals and provided one assist. PNE have already spoken to EFC twice about Cannon’s availability.
As per a report, Preston have made Cannon their top priority for the summer. They have already signed four players and are now eyeing a move for Cannon. However, the Championship club face competition from Luton Town and Sunderland who are also keen on the 20 year old striker. Dyche is assessing Cannon in the pre-season as the Irishman impressed in Everton’s first game of the pre-season against Stade Nyonnais.
Preston manager Ryan Lowe has finally addressed the links to Cannon. Preston rate Cannon highly and would want him back if he’s available.
"Everyone knows how we feel about TC and he knows, but ultimately he’s Everton’s player. When we are given the nod – if we are – to be able to do something then we’ll obviously look to do it.But, we have to just be careful because he’s not ours now. He was loaned to us, which we massively respect from last season and we feel we improved him. I’d like to think, if there was an opportunity for him to go out on loan, that there’d only be one place he’d be choosing. (via Lancs Live)"
If Everton manage to bring two forwards in the summer, Cannon is going to struggle for playing time and loaning him out will be a win-win decision for all parties. However, until the Merseysiders sign a new striker, Dyche must keep Cannon for squad depth purposes.
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