Everton will demand a £1 million loan fee for Tom Cannon.
Alan Nixon has told his Patreon that the Toffees will allow the striker to leave the club this summer, but only if they receive an extra payment.
Cannon scored eight goals during a six-month loan spell with Preston North End last season and caught the eye of many, with former striker Dean Ashton hailing him as ‘incredible’. The forward now has a long list of potential suitors queuing up to bring him back to the Championship.
The Lilywhites are eager to welcome him back to Deepdale, while Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Stoke City, Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday are all targeting the youngster.
Cannon could have challenged for a place in Everton’s matchday squad following Ellis Simms’ move to Coventry City, however reports have claimed that Sean Dyche’s side could look to temporarily offload him if they are able to bring in a replacement first.
The £1m loan fee will allow Everton to invest in their squad this summer after struggling with financial issues, though it is unclear whether all interested parties will be willing to cough up the cash to bring Cannon in on loan.
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Is a return to Preston for Tom Cannon the best place to send him on loan?
Preston North End have recently looked the most likely to capture Tom Cannon, though it appears to be more of a level playing field as we head into the weekend.
The 20-year-old was excellent for the Lilywhites last season and could excel further if he is given a longer period at Deepdale, while he already knows the players, staff and fans well.
However, Cannon could thrive even more if he was given a chance at a team further up the table. The likes of Sunderland and Rovers could provide a much more competitive campaign for the striker, while the former are known very well for developing young players.