February 26, 2024

Tom Cannon, a highly sought-after player, initially joined Leeds United but his first few months at Leicester City have not gone as planned.

 

In a £7.5 million deal, Cannon, 20, moved from Everton to Leicester in the summer. This is his first senior game for the Toffees, having played just one this season before joining Enzo Maresca’s team.

 

However, the previous season, the striker excelled while on loan at Preston, scoring eight goals in 21 appearances for the Lancashire team. Leicester decided to go all out. However, the Foxes’ interest was not unique.

 

It was reported by Alan Nixon that Leeds had been monitoring his circumstances during the summer. But for Cannon, it was the King Power; nevertheless, Cannon’s start has been disappointing.

 

Leeds dodged a bullet in signing Tom Cannon from Everton

The striker did not even make the matchday squad until last weekend, and he has not played a single minute for Leicester this season. a match that Middlesbrough won and Sam Greenwood scored a free kick.

 

In September, Maresca stated that they were aware of Cannon’s back stress fracture when they signed him. It remains to be seen if they would have taken him if they had known he would be out until this point.

 

Leeds, however, chose not to sign Cannon and wound up having to pay £7.5 million for a player who hasn’t even played a minute of football. Although he seems like an expensive waste right now, he might turn out well.

 

Leeds instead signed Joel Piroe and kept Georginio Rutter, the duo forming a brilliant partnership in the final third for Daniel Farke. It was the right decision not sign Cannon to Elland Road, even if he improves

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