Everton to demand £50 million from Manchester United if they want to sign the club’s talent next summer

Everton’s promising centre-back, Jarrad Branthwaite, has become a target of interest for Manchester United and Tottenham, with reports suggesting that the potential asking price could reach £50 million. According to insights from Jean Jones (via GIVEMESPORT), United has a genuine liking for the 21-year-old, making him one of the few Premier League players to capture their attention.

Despite Everton grappling with financial challenges, the prospect of selling Branthwaite for £50 million may seem enticing for the club. However, concerns loom among the fans, fearing that losing the young talent could create a significant void in Sean Dyche’s side, particularly as Everton navigates the possibility of another relegation battle this season.

Discussing Branthwaite’s future, Jones indicated, “You’d imagine like £50 million as a starting point for a player that is young, homegrown and has a big future in the game. But Manchester United definitely like him.” He highlighted Branthwaite as one of the rare players in the Premier League who has captured United’s attention for the future.

Given Everton’s current financial state, contemplating a sale from a team perspective may be challenging, and fans are hopeful that the club won’t be tempted to cash in on their promising asset.

The Toffees are keen on managing their finances more effectively to avoid further punishment for sustainability breaches by the Premier League, especially after receiving a 10-point deduction earlier this season. The upcoming summer transfer window will shed light on United’s defensive strategies, and potential moves like acquiring Branthwaite may prompt questions about the future of existing defenders at Old Trafford.