Pearson's limited options in attack were clear for all to see following Chris Wood's recent absence through injury.
Whilst Jamie Vardy and Martyn Waghorn have both been given adequate chances to impress this season, neither player has proven themselves as competent back-up for the regular forward pairing of Wood and Nugent.
And so, with the Foxes lacking an attacking edge in recent weeks, it comes as no suprise that the City boss has made a move for young prospect Harry Kane.
The England Under-19 striker has already enjoyed a successful spell in the Championship, scoring 10 goals in 27 appearances to help Millwall avoid relegation last season.
Pearson will be hoping that his new signing will hit the floor running and help his team climb back towards the automatic promotion places following a drop in form that has left his side in fifth position.
The Leicester manager said: “He’ll hopefully bring more goals, a fresh impetus, and it keeps that competition really keen.“He’s a player that we know quite a lot about and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to secure him for our squad, and it will hopefully be a positive move all round. “It’s always important that if you bring players in on loan, they’ve got to have a hunger for success, and I’m confident that we’ve got another player coming into our ranks that will bring a lot of positive qualities.” Pearson added.
Kane is expected to make the squad for tomorrow's trip to Blackpool for what will be yet another crucial match in the Foxes hunt for promotion.