BREAKING NEWS: Fabrizio Romano has verified that Manchester United is moving closer to signing Jarrad Branthwaite, an Everton defender, after the player has agreed to personal terms with the club. Rumour has it that Everton and Manchester United are about to agree to a transfer for Branthwaite that will probably cost around €70 million (£60 million). Branthwaite approaches Manchester United as Everton finds a successor.


Manchester United’s efforts to sign Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite are advancing as Everton lines up a potential replacement for the 21-year-old. According to an exclusive report from Footballwave, Manchester United’s interest in Branthwaite is described as “massive.”

Branthwaite, who has played on loan at PSV and has been named in Gareth Southgate’s provisional England squad for Euro 2024, is not expected to push for a transfer from Everton. However, he is open to moving to Old Trafford if Everton receives a suitable offer.

Everton is already looking to secure a replacement to maintain their defensive strength. They are reportedly interested in Lyon center-back Jake O’Brien, who has been impressive in Ligue 1 this season. O’Brien, who transferred from Crystal Palace to Lyon last summer for €1 million, has featured in 31 matches across all competitions and is set to play in the Coupe de France final against PSG.

Data analytics firm SciSports highlights that O’Brien and Branthwaite have had different roles at their clubs this season due to varying expectations. O’Brien, a former boxer, could adapt to a more physical style of defending, potentially fitting well with Everton’s needs.

O’Brien is contracted with Lyon until 2027, and it is uncertain what price Lyon would set for the uncapped Irish defender, especially considering their successful turnaround season that saw them qualify for European football after being at the bottom of the table in December.

Should Everton sell Branthwaite to Manchester United for the estimated €70 million (£60 million), they would have ample funds to cover the cost of acquiring O’Brien or another suitable replacement.

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