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Everton’s £1million defender is on Manchester United’s transfer wishlist

  • Apr 18, 11:13

Manchester United have a surprise name high up on their summer transfer wishlist, according to the Mirror, and that’s Everton’s young defender Jarrad Branthwaite.

As Everton dangle perilously close to the relegation zone and nursing heavy debts, signing Branthwaite may not be too much of a struggle for United.

The 19-year-old is reportedly seen by management and potential new boss Erik ten Hag as a defender that has all the right attributes to succeed at the highest level, while ticking the box of signing a player that can develop long-term.

Signed for £1million from Carlisle United, Jarrad Branthwaite has made just six appearances this season for the Toffees, but scored his first Premier League goal in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea last December.