FC Dallas opted to gamble this past summer when they sold Homegrown defender Reggie Cannon to Portuguese side Boavista, hoping that larger sale-on clauses would get triggered quicker for the young United States national team star.
It appears at least one of those clauses in the deal has been met according to MLSSoccer.com’s Tom Bogert.
Random Reggie Cannon update:— Tom Bogert (@tombogert) January 9, 2021
Cannon started for Boavista today, his 15th appearance (in all comps). It triggers another $1.25m fee to FC Dallas for 25% of his rights.
Total fee is now officially $3.25m for 75% of his rights. Dallas get 25% of his next transfer. #DTID #USMNT
The reported fee back in early September was around $3 million. So seeing that they’re getting more out of this deal due to appearances by Cannon with his new club is proving to be a smart bit of business.
This news also comes on the heels of reports out of Europe that Cannon is now on some short lists for teams here in January during the transfer window.
Boavista have put a €10M price tag on Reggie Cannon, who has drawn interest from clubs across Europe, most recently, an unnamed club in the Premier League.— USMNT Only (@usmntonly) January 8, 2021
Cannon has played the most minutes of any Boavista player so far this season. pic.twitter.com/661GbBjXm9
A $10 million price tag is close to what FC Dallas is about to receive for Cannon’s replacement with the club, Bryan Reynolds. Who knew this team would begin putting out not one but two $10 million right backs? Kind of crazy to think that this time a year ago it was all about wondering what kind of new contract Cannon would sign with FC Dallas to keep him with the team until the summer and what kind of minutes Reynolds might actually get with the team should Cannon not be sold.
What do you make of all this news for Reggie? Happy to see him do well in Portugal so far?