June 14, 2024

Man United nears deal for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite

Man United nears deal for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite

Manchester United have made significant strides towards signing Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite.

According to The Times, personal terms have been agreed upon between United and the 21-year-old, although a transfer fee has yet to be finalized.

The Premier League giants are reportedly negotiating with Everton, who are asking for around £70 million for the talented centre-back.

Jarrad Branthwaite’s representatives have secured a potential weekly wage of £150,000 to £160,000 for the player, should the deal go through.

Branthwaite, standing at 6ft 4in and adept with both feet, has emerged as one of the most sought-after young defenders in the Premier League.

His impressive performances during a breakout season played a vital role in helping Everton avoid relegation, despite an eight-point deduction for breaching the league’s Profit and Sustainability Rules.

For Manchester United and manager Erik ten Hag, who has been confirmed to remain in his position, acquiring Branthwaite would be a massive boost.

The club is looking to bolster its defense, particularly with Raphael Varane’s exit and after a series of defensive injuries last season.

The financial difficulties faced by Everton might compel the club to sell Jarrad Branthwaite, as reported by The Times, making this potential move increasingly likely.

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