By Sam Stone

4th Aug, 2022 | 5:10pm

Sunderland continue to push to sign Nathan Broadhead despite Everton contract offer

Championship side Sunderland are continuing to push forward with a move to re-sign Everton striker Nathan Broadhead according to the Northern Echo.

The Echo reported (26 July) that talks had reached an impasse with the 24-year-old striker after he enjoyed a successful spell at the Stadium of Light.

The Athletic revealed (3 August) that Everton have offered Broadhead a new contract, with the Toffees reluctant to lose him permanently.

However, the Echo suggested on Thursday 4 August that the Black Cats are still pushing to sign to re-sign the striker.

Let him go

Broadhead is nearly 24 and well beyond his developmental stage.

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It doesn’t make much sense for Everton to tie him down to a new deal only for the Toffees to loan him out yet again.

With his contract up in the summer of 2023, there is always a chance that the striker could well leave for free next summer, which is why it’s hard to understand why Everton aren’t keen on a permanent move this summer.

There are plenty of interested parties in Broadhead with Sunderland’s Championship rivals Wigan Athletic also keen according to Liverpool World (6 June).

With this in mind, Everton should be able to generate a decent fee for the striker considering the interest that he is currently drawing from the EFL.

It does seem slightly unfair to keep the talented striker on the books at Goodison Park.

It’s time for the club to let Broadhead go for good and allow him to forge a career elsewhere.

A move back to Sunderland could well see the 24-year-old continue his good form and then find his way back into the Premier League in the coming years.

It’s clearly not meant to be at Goodison Park.