Euro Football Rumours

Real Madrid linked with surprise move for Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite

Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly eyeing a reunion with a familiar face from his time at Everton, as he sets his sights on securing the services of Jarrad Branthwaite.

The 21-year-old center-back has been enjoying a standout season under the management of Sean Dyche, making 21 appearances alongside James Tarkowski and significantly contributing to Everton’s fight for survival.

Standing at an imposing 6 feet 5 inches, Branthwaite’s stellar performances did not go unnoticed. In June 2023, he earned a spot in the England squad for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, where the Young Lions emerged victorious.

Jarrad Branthwaite
Jarrad Branthwaite

Branthwaite’s impressive form has heightened speculation of an imminent England senior team call-up, especially after he inked a new deal with Everton in October, signaling the club’s commitment to retaining the promising talent.

Rival clubs Manchester United and Tottenham have already expressed their interest in acquiring Branthwaite’s services, prompting Everton to place a substantial 115 million euros price tag on the young defender.

Euro Football Rumours

The latest twist in the transfer saga involves Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid entering the fray, as reported by The Mail. The La Liga giants have now thrown their hat into the ring, adding another layer of complexity to Branthwaite’s potential move.

Ancelotti, who is no stranger to managing top-tier clubs, seems determined to strengthen his defensive lineup with the addition of Branthwaite, showcasing the player’s growing reputation in the football world.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid

As the transfer window heats up, the battle for Branthwaite’s signature appears to intensify, with Real Madrid emerging as a formidable contender alongside their English counterparts. Only time will tell where the talented center-back will end up, but the competition for his services is undeniably fierce.

For all transfer rumors, news and much more regarding European football stay tuned to us at

To stay up to date on the latest from Euro Football Rumours on social media, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

The content of this article does not reflect the official opinion of the Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the article lies entirely with the author.

Would Jarrad Branthwaite be a good signing for Real Madrid?

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *