As per Evertonfc.com, Broadhead, who spent last season on loan at Sunderland, says he “learned invaluable lessons” from the experience.
After helping Sunderland achieve promotion back to the Championship, the 24-year-old reflected on the feat, saying:
“It’s been a stop-start season for me. I got COVID in pre-season, came back and had two weeks training, then I went up to Sunderland.
“In the first game I got injured and I’ve had a couple of others [injury issues] this season, but I never give up. Every game I play, I’ll give 100 per cent.”
“Now I’m just looking forward to getting back to 100-per-cent fitness and having a full pre-season. We’ll see what happens next.
“I’ve been learning every day from experienced players and that’s part of it. Of course, I want to be in that environment and playing senior football.”
With ten goals in 20 League One appearances, Broadhead has finally managed to replicate the form that saw him bag 11 times in 18 appearances in Premier League 2 with Everton U23s and transition it into senior football. This season’s efforts have now boosted his career tally to 33-goals.
His potency in front of goal this season has seen him finish as the Black Cats’ second-highest goal scorer and, considering his ability to play either out wide or through the middle, he can be compared to Aiden McGeady – who hit 11 goals in his first season in League One.
It’s easy to forget that McGeady also played for Everton, making 43 appearances before moving to the Stadium of Light on a free transfer, where he has enjoyed a rollercoaster of emotions.
Broadhead, who has been dubbed “brilliant” by Patrick Boyland, has found himself with Sunderland as well, and having played a big part in their promotion to the Championship, Alex Neil should be snapping up the 24-year-old who’s contract with Everton ends next summer.
A free transfer, like McGeady, may well await in the summer of 2023 but until then, they must make an effort to bring him back on loan next term.