Manchester United hopeful of landing Jarrad Branthwaite for £60-70 million

Manchester United are reportedly optimistic of sealing a deal worth £60-70 million for 21-year-old Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite.

According to a report by Football Insider, Jarrad Branthwaite is the subject of interest from Manchester United. The Red Devils are keen on signing a centre-back in the summer transfer window. And they are confident of sealing a deal worth £60-70 million for the 21-year-old Everton defender.

Jarrad Branthwaite and his turnaround

Jarrad Branthwaite has found a stable footing in his career in the last 18 months. The English centre-back took some time to get going at Everton before a loan spell with PSV Eindhoven transformed his fortunes. And he has finally established a foothold in the first-team squad at the Merseyside club.

The 21-year-old has turned out 37 times thus far this season, amassing 3,297 minutes of game time while chipping in with three goals. Meanwhile, Branthwaite’s progress this term has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several high-profile clubs, including Manchester United.

Manchester United calling?

Manchester United’s interest in Branthwaite is understandable. The Red Devils will likely part ways with multiple central defenders in the summer transfer window. Raphael Varane and Jonny Evans face an uncertain future at Old Trafford, with both defenders expected to depart as free agents. In addition, it might not be surprising to see Harry Maguire leaving.

So, the Red Devils need to sign at least one new centre-back in the summer transfer window. Jarrad Branthwaite has thus emerged as a viable target for Manchester United. And the Premier League heavyweights reportedly want an early deal to secure the English defender’s services this summer.

The update by Football Insider has claimed that Manchester United hope to seal a deal worth £60-70 million for the 21-year-old Everton defender. Recent reports have claimed that the Toffees might have to temper their expectations of transfer fees when they sell Branthwaite in the summer transfer window.

So, a deal worth £60-70 million might be possible. It will be interesting to see if Manchester United can seal an agreement with Everton around that sum. For now, the 21-year-old English defender is a top centre-back target for the Premier League heavyweights.

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