AS Roma are discussing a move to sign Jarrad Branthwaite.
The reports in Italy suggested that Roma are targetng Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite.
He has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The England international joined Everton from Carlisle United for a fee in the region of 1.1 million euros in January 2020. His contract expires in the summer of 2025. In July 2022, Branthwaite was sent to PSV on a season-long loan.
The centre-back has found the back of the net on four occasions in 20 matches for PSV this season across various competitions.
He has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in England. Branthwaite has represented England at Under-20 level, winning one cap.
Jarrad Branthwaite has been in impressive form for PSV this season and it looks like he caught the eye of many European clubs including Roma.
The Yellow and Reds are looking to sign a centre-back and have identified the 20-year-old as potential transfer target.
José Mourinho sees Jarrad Branthwaite as the perfect addition to his defense. He is a firm fan of Everton centre-back and Roma could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
The Italian giants will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
The former Carlisle United man is often quick to scan the danger and is not shy of getting stuck in with some well-timed tackles to help secure possession back for his side. He will add more quality to Roma’s defense.
According to the report, “Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite is emerging as a target for Serie A giants Roma. The Italian capital club will be on the lookout for a new defender in the summer. The 20-year-old has impressed at PSV Eindhoven on loan this season. The Dutch club are also eager to secure Branthwaite permanently at the end of the term. Per Giallorossi.net, Branthwaite stands out among the targets for Roma for their defense. Manager Jose Mourinho is a huge admirer of the left-sided defender.”
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AS Roma will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Everton to the negotiating table. They have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
The Toffees would be wise to keep the England international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for AS Roma?
If Jarrad Branthwaite is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Roma.
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
Branthwaite will be an ideal choice for Mourinho as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his defenders.
It will be interesting to see whether Roma will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.