Jarrad Branthwaite looks increasingly likely to stay at Everton next season.

PSV have made an attempt to sign the defender permanently but have claimed that the Toffees’ demands are ‘too much’, according to De Telegraaf.

Branthwaite has only managed a handful of appearances for Everton since joining the club in 2020, however a hugely successful loan spell in Holland has seen his value rise.

The 21-year-old made 36 appearances for PSV as they won the KNVB Cup and finished second in the Eredivisie.

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Ruud van Nistelrooy was eager to see Branthwaite return to the club this summer, however Everton appear to have different ideas.

The PSV boss was a huge fun of Branthwaite during their time together, praising him after their KNVB Cup victory last season.

“How he fought his way into the team… He showed himself fantastic,” he told Voetbal Primeur.

“He’s complete, he’s got speed, he’s big. He’s also only 20, so there’s a lot of stretch.”

With Sean Dyche’s side looking to bring the centre-back into his backline next season, the report claims that Everton set their asking price extremely high to put off PSV.

They now seem to have succeeded in doing so, with Branthwaite extremely unlikely to rejoin the Dutch outfit.

It is unclear how much the Toffees had asked for, however it would be a surprise to see Branthwaite leave Goodison Park now unless there is another club willing to spend a lot of money on the youngster.

Everton fans will be relieved to see Jarrad Branthwaite stay at the club

Jarrad Branthwaite had rarely been given a chance at Everton prior to his loan spell with PSV, however fans will now be eager to see him partner up with James Tarkowski next season.

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With Yerry Mina and Conor Coady both leaving the club, the Toffees were looking light at the back and it is definitely a sensible decision to keep hold of Branthwaite.

The defender was highly rated during his time in Holland and he could prove to be a key player for Sean Dyche if he can continue his form.

At only 21 years old, Everton could potentially build their defence around Branthwaite and he could run their backline for years to come.

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