Sunderland will reportedly now ‘hold talks’ over signing Nathan Broadhead this summer.
The Lowdown: ‘Sensational’ season
As per journalist and Black Cats supporter Josh Bunting, the 24-year-old was ‘sensational’ at the Stadium of Light this season, scoring 13 goals in 27 games across all competitions, which earned him a call-up for Wales for their upcoming international fixtures. Sadly, he has since had to withdraw from Rob Page’s squad due to injury.
However, he was only on loan from Everton, so a deal now needs to be negotiated if the Wearsiders want to bring him back for next term.
Should Sunderland sign Broadhead?
The Latest: Talks scheduled
He outlined: “Sunderland are due to hold talks with Everton this week to discuss the possibility of bringing back Nathan Broadhead for next season.
“The hope is that all clubs would be happy to see Broadhead tested at Championship level.”
The Verdict: No-brainer
Given Broadhead’s form on Wearside, and the fact that he would already be familiar with his surroundings, it is surely a no-brainer for Alex Neil’s side to try and bring him back for another season.
Whether that’s on another loan deal or a permanent signing will have to be discussed with his parent club, but either way, Sunderland could do with his goals in the Championship.
Nonetheless, Everton already have both Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison – plus the returning Ellis Simms from his loan spell at Hearts – as centre-forward options already, so there is a good possibility that a deal can be struck, especially if both clubs are in favour of Broadhead getting a second-tier campaign under his belt.
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