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Tottenham contest another centre-back battle with Manchester United

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Branthwaite on the move? Tottenham and Manchester Utd vie for Everton defender

Tottenham Hotspur have been vying for a central defender in the upcoming summer transfer window, and Everton center-back Jarrad Branthwaite has been one of the names linked with a move to White Hart Lane amidst interest from Manchester United.

The North Londoners have been burned once for lack of depth at the heart of defense, as Ange Postecoglou had to make do with playing full-back in the central defensive position this season. The Australian gaffer brought in Radu Dragusin in the winter window to assure a general depth; however, he is looking to add more armor to his arsenal this summer.

Branthwaite on the move? Tottenham and Manchester Utd vie for Everton defender.
Spurs are looking to increase depth in the central-defensive position.

Any more for the Everton starlet is going to come hefty to the Spurs purse, albeit he brings league-proven ability and assurance. The latest reports suggest that the England international is looking to move on from Goodison Park and could be on the move for a fee of £80 million. Branthwaite has started thirty-three games in the Premier League during the ongoing campaign and has three goals to his name while registering 11 clean sheets.

Branthwaite in £80m Spurs battle with Man Utd

Branthwaite on the move? Tottenham and Manchester Utd vie for Everton defender.
Manchester United set to battle Tottenham Hotspur for Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite.

Daniel Levy & Co. will have to persuade a deal for the 21-year-old center-back with competition from League rivals Manchester United for his signatures, per The Standard.

Despite the financial background of the deal, Everton is unwilling to let their valued asset leave this summer. He has been integral to Sean Dyche’s survival battle in the ongoing campaign, and the Merseyside Blues want to build on his reputation and success.

Alongside Branthwaite, Tottenham are in a fight with the Manchester Reds for multiple center-backs, including Nice’s Jean-Clair Todibo and Crystal Palace’s Marc Guehi.

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It is to be seen which deal both clubs compound on going into the summer window.

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