According to Dutch football reporter Marco Timmer on Voetbal International’s Skiete Willy Podcast, PSV Eindhoven might face a difficulty in meeting Jarrad Branthwaite’s demands as the Premier League loanee has made a significant impact during his loan spell with the Eredivisie club.
As writes the HITC, PSV has tried to sign Branthwaite permanently on several occasions, but failed with a £15 million bid in the January transfer window. With Manchester United and even Liverpool, Everton’s Merseyside rivals, showing interest, PSV could face competition and a potential bidding war when the summer transfer window opens.
“I think when all of those clubs are interested and watching your games, it’s going to be one of them where you take notice,” says Branthwaite.
“But for me it’s just about playing the games. The first half of the season, I wasn’t playing as many as I wanted. But now I’m just fully focussed on doing that and performing the best I can.”
It is highly unlikely that Everton will allow Jarrad Branthwaite to move to their arch-rivals Liverpool without a fight. However, Branthwaite’s future at Goodison Park is uncertain, as he faces stiff competition from the likes of James Tarkowski, Michael Keane, and Ben Godfrey, who are already fighting for a starting spot under Sean Dyche.
Given Everton’s well-known financial difficulties, they may see an opportunity to make a significant profit on a player they acquired from Carlisle United, which they can use to bolster Dyche’s squad. Dutch football reporter Marco Timmer believes that PSV Eindhoven will struggle to meet Branthwaite’s demands, as they have attempted to secure the defender’s signature on a permanent basis several times without success.
Even if they try to do so in the summer, they could face stiff competition from other clubs, including Manchester United and Liverpool, which could spark a bidding war. According to Timmer, such amounts would be challenging for PSV.