To continue the development of Nathan Broadhead, Everton loaned the Welshman to Wigan Athletic at the start of the season. Along with Broadhead, Ellis Simms and Lewis Dobbin also departed on loan deals to continue their metamorphosis.
Broadhead also spent the last season on loan at Sunderland and helped them achieve promotion to the Championship through his 10 goals in League One. Owing to fantastic performances, Sunderland did show interest in signing him permanently and had intentions to sign him but a deal never happened and instead Broadhead was loaned to Championship side Wigan Athletic.
In 22 games for the Latics, the forward netted five goals but the side has struggled in the second division, sitting last with 24 points in 26 games. Everton are in crisis as they themselves battle relegation and are short of attacking options.
The Toffees recalled Simms from Sunderland and have also exercised the recall option in Broadhead’s loan deal. The 24 year old has left Wigan with immediate effect and joined Everton, in order to give Frank Lampard multiple options in the attack.
Ipswich Town table an offer for Everton forward Nathan Broadhead
However, it looks like Broadhead is a wanted player among the lower divisions and Everton will have to be ready for bids. According to TWTD, Ipswich Town are interested in the Welshman. The League One side are going ahead with their pursuit of Broadhead, who has just returned from his loan spell at Wigan.
Ipswich have not wasted any time and already tabled the first offer to convince Everton into making a sale. The League One side have tabled an offer of £1 million to win the race. Apart from Ipswich, Championship side Sunderland have also remained admirers and remain linked to the 24 year old.
As of now, no deal is in place but Ipswich are highly interested in signing Broadhead as the 24 year old can play anywhere across the frontline and give them some flexibility in the attack. Recalling Simms and Broadhead is surprising to some extent as neither have the experience required to handle the pressure of a relegation battle.
The Toffees do need depth and a number of forwards have been linked with the club. However, it remains to be seen if the financial condition allows them to make any new signings. If Everton’s hands are tied, it makes sense to recall their young players and keep them for rotation purposes.
Broadhead’s contract expires in the summer and it is quite clear that his future lies away from Goodison Park. If there’s a suitable bid, the Toffees should accept it and part ways with him now before letting him go for free in the summer.
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