Deadline extended as Dyche wait for striker transfer goes on at Everton

Everton boss Sean Dyche has put any exit for Tom Cannon on hold until the club signs another striker, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

The newspaper journalist shared via his Patreon on 16 August that Dyche’s frustrating wait for the club to sign a new forward has led to the decision after a move for Leicester City striker Patson Daka is taking longer than expected.

Deadline extended as Dyche wait for striker transfer goes on at Everton - Journalist

The lack of new recruits up front at Goodison Park has left the boss short of options, and he wants to keep Cannon around in case no deal is done with a deadline set for Wednesday 16 August extended already.

Not ideal for any parties

Further delays to Cannon’s loan move away from Goodison Park are not ideal for any of the parties involved. The striker will be better off on loan where he can get regular football rather than filling space on Everton’s bench just in case the club need him.

A move on loan to Preston North End seems his most likely destination after rumours suggested it may be completed today [16 August], after he spent the latter half of last season with them. They will be frustrated by yet another delay as they need him through the doors at Deepdale as soon as possible.

Ideally, Everton would be able to bring in their new forward in the coming days, which would allow Cannon to go, but until that happens they will be forced to keep him around for depth, despite a low likelihood of him gaining any first-team experience.

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Everton are desperate for reinforcement up front due to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s continued injury struggles, and after Neal Maupay once again proved to be ineffective in front of goal, as the Toffees struggled to make their dominance count in their 1-0 loss to Fulham.