In a recent report, The Daily Express stated that Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite is on the radar of Manchester United. It has been revealed that the Red Devils are hoping to sign the English centre-back from the Toffees next year.
Branthwaite’s Impressive Form At Merseyside
Branthwaite is having a solid season at Goodison Park as he has been responsible for putting in a series of impressive displays at the centre of Sean Dyche’s defence. The 21-year-old has made 12 appearances for the Merseyside club during this campaign across all competitions.
The English sensation has been a decent performer when defending at the back based on his average of 2.1 tackles, 1.7 interceptions and 5.1 clearances per game in the Premier League. He has even been tidy when distributing possession from inside his half as he has made 78.9% of his attempted passes in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).
Should Everton Boss Sean Dyche Cash In On Branthwaite?
Branthwaite loves a tackle and can make a few crucial interceptions for his team inside his half. He doesn’t hesitate to clear the danger when the opposition are on the offensive and is proficient at playing his way out from the back when playing well on the field.
Standing at 1.95, the English talent can be a dominant presence in the air. He already has some Premier League experience under his belt and could help Everton steer clear of relegation danger in the coming years. However, the talented defender has still got a lot of room to grow as a footballer.
Branthwaite is currently one of the first names in Sean Dyche’s teamsheet. At 21, he has the potential to become a future star in English football. However, the Toffees will have no choice but to cash in on Branthwaite if they want to cope with their recent financial struggles.
All in all, Dyche should think about selling him to the highest bidder when the transfer window commences at the start of next year.