Done deal: Broadhead arrives on loan

Sunderland AFC is delighted to announce the loan signing of Nathan Broadhead.

The 23-year-old striker moves to the Stadium of Light from Everton on season-long loan, following Alex Pritchard, Callum Doyle, Corry Evans, Dennis Cirkin and Frederik Alves to Wearside this summer.

Broadhead made his first-team debut for the Toffees in December 2017 in a Europa League tie against Apollon Limassol, with his Premier League debut coming last season away at Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Wales Under-21 international spent the 2019-20 season on loan in Sky Bet League One with Burton Albion, featuring 22 times and scoring three goals.

Last season, Broadhead netted 11 times and registered three assists for Everton’s Under-23 side in Premier League 2.

Upon joining SAFC, Broadhead said: “It’s been a mad 48 hours from being on the bench for Everton to arriving in Sunderland, but I’m so happy to be here. I’ve had a good pre-season, training and playing for the first team and travelling with them to America, and I’m sure that will help me hit the ground running. It’s been a long time since I’ve played in front of fans due to the pandemic and Sunderland is a massive club, so I can’t wait to get out there.”

Lee Johnson added: “Whenever we bring a player in, we do so because we believe they will make us stronger and that’s absolutely the case with Nathan. It’s a coup because he’s had top level offers in Europe, and Championship offers as well, at what is a key stage of his career. He has the experience, technique and speed, and he just needs the vehicle to put that together. We believe that Sunderland is the perfect opportunity, as he will have the team, supply and service, and a PL environment around him, so it is a really good match.”

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