The Toffees academy star has swapped Goodison Park for the Pirelli Stadium this season.
A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on the news that highly rated Toffees academy star Nathan Broadhead has signed a new contract at Goodison Park and joined League One side Burton Albion on loan for the 2019-20 season (official Everton website).
The 21-year-old winger, who joined the Everton academy aged 10, was an important member of David Unsworth’s Under-23s squad that won the Premier League 2 title as well as the Premier League Cup, crucially grabbing four goals and three assists in the process.
Broadhead, a Wales youth international, featured in every single league game for the U23s last term and only failed to complete a full match on three occasions, all of which helped to earn him the Under-23s Player of the Season award.
The attacker was subsequently summoned by Wales manager Ryan Giggs for a national team training camp in the Algarve, and this season he has very much continued where he left off as he featured plentifully for Marco Silva’s first team in pre-season, including in last Saturday’s game against Mainz in Germany.
Broadhead, who has made one senior appearance for Everton so far, has penned a two-year deal which takes him to the summer of 2021 and will link up with Nigel Clough’s Brewers, who finished ninth in League One last season and will commence the 2019-20 campaign at home against Ipswich Town.
Here is how some Everton fans reacted on Twitter to the news:
Good luck Nathan, excited to see how you get on this year, always impressed when I’ve seen you at GP for the u23s and in the glimpses of pre season.— Ste Kelly (@stekellyefc) 2 August 2019
Good luck Nathan. From what I’ve seen he merited a Championship move at the very least— Nick Grounds (@nicogrounds) 2 August 2019
Good luck mate, get that experience— DarthVindictus (@DVindictus) 2 August 2019
Looked really good preseason, a full season of good competitive football will serve him well— Ryan Lohr (@Rhino_83) 2 August 2019
Good luck Nathan, a star of the future at Everton.— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) 2 August 2019
You’ve got a super talented lad on your hands there, good luck for next season, I hope he does the business for you.— K.Alexander1988 (@Alexander1988K) 2 August 2019
Good luck Broady, superb last season for the 23s and key player in the team.— Neil (@spuddy1878) 2 August 2019
Excellent signing. Had hoped he’d force his way into the everton side. But hopefully he can do enough with you guys to come back even better.— Steve Ferns (@ferninho) 2 August 2019
He will be so good for use— Harry (@gwladysgana) 2 August 2019
Send him back and have Walcott instead— Matt Vicary (@Vicaz22) 2 August 2019
Excellent this lad! Enjoy him.— Manny (@mannnnny80) 2 August 2019
Good luck Nathan. Burton you’ve got yourselves an exciting player !— Everton Wool (@EvertonWool) 2 August 2019
Look after him please guys!— Rich (@richtee83) 2 August 2019
He’s certainly one of our most promising stars of the future