Everton could finally let Tom Cannon leave this week.
According to Liverpool Echo, Beto’s arrival at Goodison Park could now mean they will allow Cannon to leave on loan.
The striker spent the second half of last season with Preston North End, where he netted eight goals in their final 14 matches in the Championship.
Cannon attracted huge attention following his return to Merseyside, with a number of clubs desperate to bring him back to the second tier for the new campaign.
Everton were reportedly open to letting the ‘outstanding’ 20-year-old go out on loan, as long as the interested club were willing to pay a hefty £1 million fee. The Toffees’ clause put off a number of teams, with Preston remaining in pole position to welcome him back to Deepdale.
Alan Nixon previously claimed that the Lilywhites were set to re-sign him earlier this month, however Everton opted to keep hold of him until they had bolstered their own attack.
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Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury meant the Toffees only had Neal Maupay as a senior striker, meaning Cannon was an unused substitute in their opening two fixtures, before making a cameo appearance in the defeat to Wolves.
The club have now confirmed the arrival of Beto in a £26m deal from Udinese and it is thought that it could now pave the way for Cannon to finally get his loan move.
Tom Cannon could be one of a number of Everton departures
Preston still looks to be the most likely destination for Cannon, though they will be frustrated that they haven’t already signed the forward. Leaving his departure till the final week of the transfer window may lead to a dramatic increase in interest as clubs begin to panic buy.
Cannon won’t be the only exit from Goodison Park either, with the Liverpool Echo claiming that Maupay could also be affected by Beto’s arrival. The Frenchman was dropped to the bench after a very poor performance against Fulham in the opening day.
Meanwhile, the likes of Andre Gomes, Demarai Gray and Alex Iwobi have all been linked with moves away from Merseyside.