Posted on June 23, 2022 in WAFC

Sunderland will have to fend off the interest of Wigan Athletic in Everton loanee Nathan Broadhead if they want to sign the striker permanently. The two newly promoted English Championship clubs are set to battle it out for Broadhead during this summer’s transfer window as revealed by media outlet Liverpool World.

Wigan Athletic are back in the Championship after winning automatic promotion, while Sunderland won promotion via the playoffs. The Latics won the League One title to secure promotion to the Championship, while the Black Cats beat Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 in the League One playoff final to end a four-year wait to return to the Championship. Elliott Emberton and Ross Stewart scored for the Black Cats either side of the break to seal their Championship promotion.Wigan Athletic target Broadhead played his part to help Sunderland secure Championship football for the new season.

Sunderland director KristjaanSpeakman has confirmed that the Black Cats want to sign Everton loanee Broadhead on a permanent deals this summer. Also, the player has been discussed as a possible transfer target amongst the Wigan hierarchy though there are concerns over his fitness. The 24-year-old was limited to just two brief appearances during the League One playoffs last month.

Broadhead had a good scoring record at Sunderland during the just concluded season. He scored 13 goals in 27 games for the Black Cats. The striker averaged a goal in every 123 minutes during his time on loan at the Stadium of Light this term.

As things stand, Broadheaddoesn’t have a future at Everton and he will most likely be sold for a nominal fee with one year left on his contract with Sunderland and Wigan Athletic interested in him. It was a surprise when the striker signed a new deal when Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti was in charge of the first-team.

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