BBC pundit reacts to multi-million development as Tom Cannon leaves Everton for Leicester City – Goodison News

By Pranav Shahaney
Carlton Palmer has delivered his verdict on Tom Cannon leaving Everton on transfer deadline day to join Leicester City.
The Toffees signed Beto and Youssef Chermiti over the summer which saw Cannon drop further in the pecking order.
With the Foxes keen on signing him and willing to shell out a fee in the region of £7million, a decision was made to sell him.
Reacting to this development with Football League World, Palmer, a BBC pundit said, “Tom Cannon has signed for Leicester City from Everton for a fee which is undisclosed, but it’s believed to be in and around the £7million mark.
“Cannon is only 20, so he has youth on his side and spent the second half of last season on loan at Preston, where he did very well with eight goals and a similar amount of assists.
“The question will be ‘Should Leicester get promoted and how will he fare in the Premier League?’. I suppose it’s a gamble, but a gamble that Leicester are willing to take.”
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Good business from Everton?
Cannon was among the top young talents at Goodison Park but it was clear that he was not ready for the first team just yet.
He may have had 5-10 appearances in all competitions this season but that would not have been ideal for his development.
While a loan exit would’ve been considered by the club, if they were getting a multi-million fee and still had to sign new players, it was a deal that made sense.
The transfer business is still not satisfactory as failure to bring in a new centre-back could lead to worries down the road for the Toffees.
They look in better shape over the weekend and that’s something to be happy about but they’re still a long way away from being a team that guarantees safety this season.
It remains to be seen how the coming months transpire as Sean Dyche gets to spend more time with his players in training.
In other Everton news, a senior Toffees player has been ripped to shreds by a TNT Sports pundit after what he did against Sheffield United.


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