Everton poised to hand striker lifeline with Calvert-Lewin and Maupay set for transfer away from Goodison
RELEGATION fighting Everton will keep striker Tom Cannon if they need him to fire them out of the Championship next season.
Sean Dyche is keen to see the striker at first hand after a breakthrough loan at Preston.
Tom Cannon is set to be handed an Everton lifelineSportsfile
GettyDominic Calvert-Lewin is set to leave Goodison Park this summer[/caption]
GettyNeal Maupay is set to join him out of the door[/caption]
Cannon hit eight goals in the second tier and will return ahead of Ellis Simms in the queue for a game, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Neal Maupay likely to leave.
Everton hope to stay up and then review the 20-year-old’s future.
Blackburn have joined Preston and Swansea keen to recruit the Republic of Ireland prospect for next season.
North End are even cooking up a bid to buy Cannon.
Although that would need a serious offer to make it happen.
On top of his eight strikes in the Championship, Cannon has hit seven goals in Premier League 2 for the Toffees Under 21 side.
He also added five goals in as many games in the EFL Trophy.
Injuries have kept Calvert-Lewin sidelined for much of the season, limiting him to 16 league games.
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His inconsistent game time has yielded just two goals this season.
However, this tally is still more than Maupay, who has just one goal to his name.