Everton are in a vulnerable position and currently stand a high chance of being relegated from the Premier League this season as the side are two points deep into the relegation zone with just five games to go.
With the worry building around the Toffees’ potential drop into the Championship, it has encouraged a frenzy of transfer speculation on Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s future at the club.
Last week, Football Insider reported that a source had told them that the star striker will be pushing for a move away from Goodison Park this summer whether they are relegated or not, with both Arsenal and Newcastle United suggested to be interested in securing his signature in the transfer window.
If Frank Lampard can’t save Everton at the end of the season, or Calvert-Lewin leaves regardless of the fate of the club, the manager must prepare for the worst by unearthing a forgotten player who has been thriving whilst on loan at Sunderland this season.
In the process, he could well go on to become the next Calvert-Lewin, a man rated at a whopping £60m.
Nathan Broadhead has been integral in Sunderland’s pursuit of a playoff spot this season, and his goal contribution has given the Black Cats the boost they desperately needed in the second half of the season, bagging five times in the last seven outings in League One.
Like his positional competitor back in Merseyside, the Welshman has had his fair share of injuries only starting three more games than Calvert-Lewin this season after suffering from hamstring problems throughout, so to have the impact he has had in his few opportunities to prove his ability is impressive.
The 24-year-old striker who was dubbed as “stunning” by journalist Josh Bunting, has been “excelling” according to Patrick Boyland and it’s no wonder he has been the recipient of such high praise when you compare his attacking output to Everton’s star striker this season.
With that being said, Farhad Moshiri could save millions this summer by bringing the Sunderland striker back into the squad at Finch Farm and Lampard could allow him to prove his worth in pre-season should Calvert-Lewin decide to make a move.