According to reports, PSV Eindhoven has accepted that Jarrad Branthwaite won’t be returning to Eredivisie next season, relays the HITC.
This is due to Everton’s demand for a fee that is beyond the Dutch club’s means for the Premier League loanee. In Saturday’s Dutch Cup final, there were two loanees with contrasting performances. Fabio Silva, who was once bought by Wolves for £35 million, scored the winning penalty in the tense 120-minute encounter. Branthwaite, on the other hand, gave Ajax the lead during normal time after accidentally deflecting a Steven Bergwijn cross into his own net.
Since joining PSV on a season-long loan deal last summer, the 20-year-old’s performance has been largely impressive. He has reportedly attracted the attention of Manchester United, Bayern Munich, and even Liverpool, although it is highly unlikely that Everton would accept any offers from their local rivals. PSV manager Ruud van Nistelrooy has expressed his desire to keep the young England U21 international at the Phillips Stadium.
He said: “I told the previous technical director to sign Jarrad very quickly. And I say it now to the current one!”.
“Jarrad has really fought his way into the team. He got his chance and took it. I am satisfied. I see Jarrad as a key player, and that’s how we see him internally.
“It’s true that we may have competition in our attempts to keep Jarrad longer. Well, let him develop first.
“What is extremely important is that he is having a great time at PSV. That is a basic condition if we want to have a chance at all.”