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Tottenham Hotspur’s ‘very brave’ defensive target backed to sign a new contract with current employers in an unexpected twist in the transfer

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Tottenham Hotspur's 'very brave' defensive target backed to sign a new contract with current employers in an unexpected twist in the transfer

Spurs mull over Branthwaite transfer fee

Tottenham Hotspur have been looking to sign a central defender in the ongoing summer transfer window, and Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite has been one of the names linked with a move to White Hart Lane. 

Jarrad Branthwaite boasts ample suitors to his signatures, with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Manchester United expressing interest in landing the one-cap England international this summer. Arsenal legend Ian Wright labelled him as ‘very brave’.

Spurs have been in the transfer market to sign a new central defender this summer because of the problems Ange Postecoglou faced in the position last season. The Spurs boss had to make do with playing full-backs in a filler role at the heart of the defence as the club lacked depth in CB options. The Australian boss will not be looking to walk into another season with similar problems as he looks to add a CB to his roster this off-season.

Everton aim to keep rising star

Tottenham have been in the fold to land the 22-year-old’s services and eventually moved to favourites to secure his signatures as his move to Manchester United fell through. 

Everton have placed a hefty asking price of £70 million on Jarrad Branthwaite, and the saga is expected to go on around the summer. But the Merseyside Blues are set to take control of Jarrad’s future as they look to tie down the 22-year-old to a new contract at Goodison Park, per Football Insider.

Branthwaite is already under contract at Everton until 2027, and any pen-to-paper for new terms would mean that the Englishman sees his distant future at Everton. While the club could sit down and have those conversations with the player and his representatives, it is not a priority at the moment.

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This could be an interesting build-up to a saga that is expected to compound over the summer, with some of the biggest clubs in the country interested. For Tottenham, such fees are a bit too much to offer, and any deal at the current price looks unlikely.

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