Everton man in Southeast England to complete move after seven figure fee was agreed

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Everton recalled Nathan Broadhead from Wigan Athletic as it appeared that Everton were hoping to add more options to the attack. In fact, the Toffees also recalled Ellis Simms from his loan spell at Sunderland.

Back in the summer, Everton loaned out Broadhead, Simms and Lewis Dobbin for regular game time as their progress would have been curtailed if they stayed at Goodison Park and struggle for game time.

At Wigan, Broadhead played a total of 22 games, starting 11 and coming on as a substitute in 11 games. In 22 appearances, the Welshman netted five goals and despite Wigan struggling in the Championship, Broadhead racked up decent individual performances. Came the January transfer window and Everton exercised their recall option and called Broadhead back to Goodison Park.

Earlier, it was thought that Lampard wants more attacking options on the bench and recalling Simms and Broadhead was certainly a step in that direction. However, as things stand, the 24 year old is close to an Everton exit.

Everton forward Nathan Broadhead on course to complete a transfer to Ipswich Town

League One side Ipswich Town were credited with an interest as they look to bolster their attack. In fact, Ipswich also tabled a bid of £1 million to sign Broadhead from Everton. Following on that update, Broadhead is on his way to complete a permanent move to the League One side.

According to Sky Sports journalist Alan Myers, Broadhead is already in Iswich to complete his move to the Tractor Boys. Furthermore, East Anglian Daily Times have also reported that Ipswich Town and Everton have agreed a seven figure transfer fee for Broadhead.

Initially, it was thought that Sunderland, where Broadhead spent last season on loan, will also be in the mix and the Welshman would be open to the idea of moving to the Black Cats. As things stand, the Merseysiders have agreed on a fee with Ipswich and the player is also on his way to complete the permanent move.

This will bring an end to a 14 year association with Everton as Broadhead joined the youth setup at the age of 10 and made his Premier League debut on 12th April 2021, coming on as a substitute against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Despite recalling Simms, the Toffees does need to go out in the market and sign a reliable goal scorer as the Toffees prepare for a relegation battle for the second consecutive season.

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