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Manchester City frontrunners to land Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite

Young Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite appears poised for a significant move to a prestigious club during the upcoming transfer window.

Despite Everton’s ongoing struggle against relegation throughout the season, the 21-year-old centre back has consistently showcased his prowess on the field for the Toffees.

Branthwaite’s impressive performance saw him feature in 44 matches for Everton, where he notably found the back of the net thrice.

Additionally, the towering defender, standing at an imposing height of 195 centimeters, has also represented England’s Under-21 team in six matches, further solidifying his credentials on the international stage.

Jarrad Branthwaite
Jarrad Branthwaite

According to reports from The Mail, Manchester City has emerged as one of the frontrunners vying for Branthwaite’s signature, highlighting the growing interest surrounding the talented youngster. However, Manchester United is also reportedly keen on securing his services, indicating a potential bidding war between the two Manchester giants for the promising defender.

While Everton are understandably keen to retain Branthwaite amidst their relegation battle, the club’s financial woes present a significant hurdle. Mounting debts coupled with an uncertain ownership situation have placed pressure on the club’s finances, potentially necessitating the sale of prized assets like Branthwaite to alleviate financial strain.

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With an array of top-tier clubs vying for his services, Branthwaite finds himself in a privileged position with the freedom to choose his next destination. The opportunity to join a club of Manchester City or Manchester United’s caliber represents a significant career progression for the talented defender, offering him the chance to compete at the highest level of domestic and European football.

Manchester City
Manchester City

For Everton, the potential departure of Branthwaite would undoubtedly be a blow to their defensive ranks. However, the financial windfall from his transfer could provide the club with much-needed resources to address pressing concerns and bolster their squad ahead of the new season.

As speculation surrounding Branthwaite’s future continues to mount, Everton finds themselves at a crossroads, balancing the desire to retain their prized asset with the financial realities they face. Ultimately, the upcoming transfer window is poised to be a pivotal period for both Branthwaite and Everton, with the young defender’s future set to be decided amidst the backdrop of intense transfer speculation and financial uncertainty.

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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.

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