Burnley have joined the race to sign USA international defender Reggie Cannon on a free transfer after he left Portuguese side Boavista due to a dispute over unpaid wages, according to the Daily Mail.
The 25-year-old also has strong competition from three Championship clubs who are all looking to add the full-back to their side this summer, especially as he is a free agent.
Who is Reggie Cannon?
The right-back began his career with FC Dallas in the MLS, making over 80 appearances during a four-year spell, before joining Boavista for €2.5 million in 2020. He made over 80 appearances in three years in Portugal.
However, due to financial issues surrounding the Portuguese side, many players weren’t being paid and as a result, Cannon left the football club to become a free agent due to the ongoing wage dispute.
Who else is interested?
According to the Daily Mail, Championship trio Stoke City, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion have all been linked with a move for the right-back but have now been joined by Vincent Kompany’s Burnley.
Stoke have signed several players from abroad, Birmingham have a newly found connection to the USA and West Bromwich Albion are in the market for a defensive addition following Kyle Bartley’s exit.
Cannon also had interest from several MLS teams but the defender only has eyes to stay in Europe this summer, tempting several English clubs to make moves for his services.
If Cannon wants to play week in and out, his best option is to avoid Burnley in my honest opinion. He will get Premier League football but he will be a squad option for the first few months of the campaign.
However, if he was to move to the Championship he’d still be playing at a high level and would be playing much more frequently. Therefore it remains to be seen where he could end up and it’s important to remember that he can move clubs anytime as he is a free agent.