Everton’s ‘great’ gem set to leave on loan; Ancelotti called him ‘really skilled’

Jarrad Branthwaite is now reportedly set to leave Everton on a loan deal this summer.



Jarrad Branthwaite Everton


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Jarrad Branthwaite Everton

Truth: Breakthrough

The 19-year-old made his first-team breakthrough last season, making his eight appearances in all competitions after he had previously featured for the senior team just five times (Transfer market).

Nicknamed a ‘really clever’ defender of former Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti, and a ‘great footballer‘ by manager Steven Pressley while on loan at Carlisle United, the youngster possesses a rare quality on the ball for a centre-back so he seems perfectly suited to the modern game.

The last one: ready to go…

According The daily mailBranthwaite is now ‘close to leaving’ Goodison Park on loan this summer as Everton want the 19-year-old to ‘continue’ his development.

PSV Eindhoven, Schalke 04, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town, Blackpool, Cardiff City and Sunderland are all believed to be interested in loaning him out, in what could prove to be an almighty battle for his signature.

The verdict: perfect

Loaning Branthwaite to a big European club or to the Championship for the next season would be perfect for his development.

Although he got playing time for Everton last season, the 6 feet 5 colossus featured only in eight matches.

Also, with the imminent With the arrival of fellow centre-back James Tarkowski on a free transfer after leaving Burnley, Branthwaite’s playing time will likely be even more limited if he stays at Goodison Park.

Therefore, a loan would allow him to play more regularly and continue his development when he returns to Frank Lampard’s side at the end of the season.

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