The Welshman agreed new terms until the end of June 2021 before taking the opportunity for more first-team action with the League One outfit.
Marco Silva felt it was an appropriate time for Broadhead to get more exposure at another club after impressing during pre-season for the Blues' first team.
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1 Posted 02/08/2019 at 15:39:30
At 21 most of the lads who are currently being let go were cutting it in the Championship.
If they cant make the grade while holding their own in the Championship, what chance does Broadhead have going to League 1?
2 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:00:19
From the BBC article, quoting the club website:
He is the Toffees' current under-23 player of the year, having progressed through the Goodison Park academy. "He was the one we had in mind as soon as Marcus Harness left," Burton manager Nigel Clough told the club website. "We have had to wait, but the most important thing is that we have got him. He has been away with Everton's first team pre-season, which is a very good sign. "He can also play in a wide position and in training he looked very comfortable. It's an exciting signing for us."
"He was the one we had in mind as soon as Marcus Harness left," Burton manager Nigel Clough told the club website.
"We have had to wait, but the most important thing is that we have got him. He has been away with Everton's first team pre-season, which is a very good sign.
"He can also play in a wide position and in training he looked very comfortable. It's an exciting signing for us."
3 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:31:16
4 Posted 02/08/2019 at 16:42:57
Nathan is now 21. Imagine he does as well as you could dream. He comes back next summer and he is 22. He's done well in League 1, and you couldn't give him game time in the Premier League on the back of it, instead it's off to the Championship for a year. Which means he's then 23 before you can consider him for the first team. By which point, he is likely trying to dislodge a very expensive international in his place, who is probably younger than he is!
I can't now see a scenario whereby he makes it, not unless he is nothing short of sensational and comes back in January and then goes to a Championship club. Broadhead will not be sensational, he's not that explosive. Instead, he will be steady, consistent and provide many 7 and 8 out of 10 performances that should warrant a step up in level the following season.
I wish him all the best, and hope he does well.
5 Posted 02/08/2019 at 18:52:05
6 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:02:18
We need to crack this top 6 so the Robinsons, Pennington's, Connellys and Williams of this world are sold for decent money. Well make a fortune.
7 Posted 02/08/2019 at 19:08:36
If Broadhead really excels at Burton then maybe he gets to be a regular next season in the championship but chances are that even if he manages those two steps up he'd return to be fighting against £25-50m wingers for a starting spot with us. Its a big ask. But best of luck to him.
8 Posted 02/08/2019 at 23:03:18
Contract up until 24 years of age. They have 2 or 3 years playing regular first team football and then decide if they are good enough for us or sell on for a few million.
Most players that are going to make it at the top level will show that they are capable by that age. If not, they will hopefully still make a career out of the game at a lower level.
Sadly Lookman and Vlassic have been sold. But I believe they are good enough.
Dowell is 90% there and hopefully a few others will break into the first team over the next few years.
Until then, playing real football against professionals is the best football education they can get.
9 Posted 03/08/2019 at 08:10:40
Van Dijk came from Scotland, level of League 1 at best apart from
Celtic, he Adapted well.
Dele Alli came from League 1 also, and burst onto the PL scene.
Years ago Defoe was on loan at League 2 (3rd Division) Bournemouth before cementing his place in West Ham's first 11.
Our own Osman was on loan at Carlisle if I remember rightly.
And there are countless examples of players jumping leagues and excelling.
What matters is the manager playing him in the right position, good coaches, and at the end of the day, talent. If broadhead is good enough, he'all prove himself to be.
15-20 goals in league 1 and he could be ready to push our first team next season.
10 Posted 03/08/2019 at 08:36:45
Success at youth level is just that, to suppose it can be a conveyor belt for premiership stars is a fantasy, unfortunately. Davies is about the only current player whose made it and he's only a squad player at best.
Good luck to Broadhead by the way.
11 Posted 03/08/2019 at 09:11:38
Broadhead may find it harder to play physically in this league but easier mentally, hell get plenty of attacking space and he is clever enough to make use of it, as Steve Ferns says Nathan is not a fancy Dan completely orthodox and gets on with doing a professional job that helps the team. I wish him well.
12 Posted 03/08/2019 at 11:49:53
Still we will monitor his progress and see what transpires.
13 Posted 03/08/2019 at 12:43:34
14 Posted 03/08/2019 at 12:59:14
The Premier League clubs are chasing all over the world for players, signing them for way-over-the-top fees and finishing up in lots of cases with talent no better than what we have in the academies.
Last year's signing of Mina is just one example of wasted money; he will never make the grade in the Premier League.
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