Cannon’s move to Leicester City in the summer was quite a complicated one. It had been reported by Alan Nixon earlier in the transfer window that clubs such as Preston North End, Blackburn Rovers, and Stoke City were interested in securing a loan move for the Everton youngster, though most were put off—bar Preston, who were willing to part with £1 million for the season to land their man.
Tom Cannon’s move from Everton to Leicester City on transfer deadline day certainly took some by surprise, though on the whole, the general consensus is that it’s a superb move for the Foxes and for Cannon himself.
Rising through the Toffees’ ranks, Cannon never quite got a fair crack at first-team football on Merseyside, resulting in his being loaned out to Preston last season. Eight goals in just 20 games for the Lancashire club massively put him on the map – and, as a result, he now finds himself in the east Midlands.
It’s all so similar to EFL legend David Nugent’s career. Nugent started his career on Merseyside, before being deemed not good enough and making his name at Preston. A move to Leicester then transpired a few years later, and Foxes fans will be hoping that the same progression follows by winning the league as Nugent and co. did 10 years ago.