Everton open to selling striker permanently as number of clubs show interest

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Everton striker Nathan Broadhead spent last season on loan in League One. The player signed a two year contract at Everton last summer before leaving on a loan assignment to the north east club.

At Sunderland, the 24 year old has flourished and made a name for himself. In 27 appearances for the Black Cats, Broadhead has managed to score on 13 occasions, averaging a goal in every two appearances. The player had impressed Everton’s previous manager Rafa Benitez in the pre-season USA tour but playing time wouldn’t have come by easily at Everton so the club decided to send him out on loan.

His outstanding performances at Sunderland have seen his stock rise substantially. Broadhead’s fruitful season at the Stadium of Light has also earned him his first Wales national team call up for the FIFA World Cup play-off final and four UEFA Nations League games.

Broadhead played a key role in Sunderland’s season and was the club’s second-highest goal scorer. The 24 year old was one of the top players of the season which saw Sunderland get promoted to the Championship, ending their four year stay in League One.

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Sunderland want to sign Everton forward Nathan Broadhead permanently

There are a number of clubs interested in signing Broadhead. Sunderland remains the frontrunner as they want to keep him permanently after a highly successful loan spell. According to El Bobble, the Black Cats wish to sign Broadhead on a permanent deal. The Toffees are open to sell Broadhead this summer as a number of sides have been showing interest for the forward.

Selling the 24 year old and generating some cash seems to be the smartest option to pick. Everton will need to make sales in order to spend and selling a player who has had a fantastic season elsewhere but doesn’t feature in first team plans seem to be the ideal route.

If Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin stay, they remain Everton’s top forwards. Salomon Rondon remains a decent backup to have even though he hasn’t been able to make much of an impact in his first season at Goodison Park. Lewis Dobbin is an extremely promising youngster who has bucket loads of potential and could be the next big academy product after Anthony Gordon.

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There is no space for Broadhead to prosper and develop unless Frank Lampard decides to bid adieu to Rondon and send Dobbin out on loan. Even in the case of a sale of either Calvert-Lewin or Richarlison, the Toffees will go into the market and bring a new, more reliable and proven striker rather than investing in Broadhead who is yet to make his senior debut.

Thanks to his spell at Sunderland, his market value has inflated and the Toffees can capitalize to make a sale. The 24 year old is hugely talented but he’ll have to wait for ages before having a fair shot in the first team. At Sunderland, he gets directly into the starting lineup and gets ample playing opportunities.

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