Leicester City have become the latest Championship side to join the race to sign Everton striker Tom Cannon, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
Norwich City have bid £7,000,000 for the striker, whilst Southampton, Sunderland, Stoke City, Middlesbrough and Preston North End are also all in to sign the forward before Friday’s deadline.
Who is Tom Cannon?
The striker is a product of the Everton youth setup, rising through the ranks and into the first-team fold. In January, Cannon was loaned out to Preston for the first time in his career and scored eight goals in 21 appearances last season at Championship level.
Cannon has also made his debut for the Republic Of Ireland U21s, scoring on his debut but is yet to make his international debut, but that could be improved if he were to make the switch before the window closes.
With Jamie Vardy without a goal and several Premier League sides entering negotiations to land Kelechi Iheanacho, the door is open for Leicester to bring in another striker to further bolster their attacking options.
The 20-year-old had attracted interest from almost half of the Championship but with the window closing at 11 p.m. tomorrow, the race to land Cannon is very much on.
The perfect start
Leicester City are the only side in the Championship that has a 100% record after their opening four league games. They also sit two points ahead at the top of the league table.
Meanwhile, Norwich City have ten points from their first four games, with their only draw coming in a 4-4 match against Southampton in their first away match of the Championship campaign.
Cannon is one of the most sought-after players in this transfer window and somehow he is still at Everton, but I can’t imagine that he will still be there by the deadline tomorrow.
Whether Everton sells or loans out Cannon remains to be seen, but I personally believe Everton would regret selling him.