Everton fans are hopeful that Jarrad Branthwaite will stay with the club this summer.
That’s according to a survey conducted by the Liverpool Echo, which asked supporters to name the players they want the Toffees to keep and sell during the transfer window.
Branthwaite joined Everton from Carlisle United in 2020 but has only managed a handful of senior appearances, as well as enjoying two loan spells with Blackburn Rovers and PSV.
His most recent stint in Holland was hugely successful as they lifted the KNVB Cup and finished second in Eredivisie.
The defender has been linked with a permanent move to PSV this summer, while he told Voetbal Primeur that he was ‘absolutely open’ to return to Holland.
However, the Liverpool Echo have since reported a permanent switch is unlikely and Branthwaite is set to remain at Goodison Park next season.
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Fans will be delighted if they can keep hold of the centre-back following the departure of Yerry Mina, while Mason Holgate has also been linked with the exit door.
Everton need to keep hold of Jarrad Branthwaite
Jarrad Branthwaite has always been one to look to for the future since his arrival at Everton, with Carlo Ancelotti previously heaping praise on the youngster.
Speaking after the 21-year-old’s debut in 2020, the former Toffees boss said: “He’s doing really well. He has worked with us in the last months and he has improved a lot.
“He has a really good character, good quality skills and we have been really impressed with him, above all how he is able to manage the pressure that of course he has because he’s started to play in the Premier League really young.”
Branthwaite is now exceeding expectations of him with his recent brilliant loan spell and Everton should be taking advantage of his success.