An update has emerged on Sunderland and their interest in Nathan Broadhead in the summer transfer window…
According to the Shields Gazette, the Black Cats are keeping tabs on the Welsh centre-forward, who spent the 2021/22 campaign on loan at the Stadium of Light.
The report claims that he has gone on tour with Everton to the USA and this does not indicate that a transfer is imminent for him.
It is not stated whether or not Sunderland are prepared to make an offer for the Welshman and Alex Neil currently has one senior striker – Ross Stewart – at his disposal.
By bringing Broadhead back to Wearside this summer, the Black Cats can form a dream duo at the top of the pitch in the Championship next season.
Neil can pair the £2.9k-per-week gem with Stewart to create a deadly forward line in the second tier, with a view to them firing the club to safety.
In League One last term, both players were superb and played a huge role in the team’s promotion to the second tier, with the loanee from Everton catching eyes with his displays.
The Athletic’s Patrick Boyland previously hailed the gem’s talents, Tweeting: “A lot to like. Mobile, finishes well, can play across the front line.”
Kristjaan Speakman has also praised the attacker this year, saying: “Look, he’s had some incredible moments and he’s been an inspiration in many respects in terms of some of the goals he’s scored. It has been harder for him of late because of injury but you can’t take away from the fact that he has got all the attributes to go and play at Championship level.”
The Welshman scored an impressive ten goals, whilst also creating two ‘big chances’ for his teammates in 15 League One starts. Stewart, meanwhile, fired in 26 goals, and created nine ‘big chances’, in 49 starts.
These statistics show that both players were goal machines in League One and both deserve an opportunity to show that they can produce in the Championship.
They have a pre-existing relationship and Broadhead’s silky, dynamic, forward play complements Stewart’s classic number nine style. Now, imagine both of them lining up as a double act in the second tier next season – scoring goals and creating chances for each other.
It would be a dream partnership if they can both make the step up…