Romano reveals why United are willing to walk away from Branthwaite talks with Everton, fans will be pleased

Manchester United are reportedly willing to end negotiations with Everton over Jarrad Branthwaite if they feel as though the asking price is unreasonable.

As it stands, the two clubs remain locked in talks over the stalwart centre-half after United’s opening bid of £45 million was swiftly rebuffed last Friday.

The Toffees are standing firm in their reluctance to sell Branthwaite, hence their remarkably high asking price of £65-70m – a region that the Red Devils have no intention of entering.

Personal terms were agreed between the player and United last week, according to The Times, meaning Everton’s valuation is the only stumbling block in actually getting the transfer over the line.

Their precarious financial situation, which led to them being dealt two separate points deductions last season for Profit and Sustainability breaches, means they will have to sell players in order to balance the books this summer. However, they could turn to the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin or the highly-rated Amadou Onana rather than parting ways with Branthwaite.

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INEOS plan to put an end to United-taxed deals

As well as that, Fabrizio Romano has today claimed that INEOS will walk away if they deem the Blues’ price tag to have an added United tax – as has been the case in plenty of other deals in recent years.

There’s no way Ajax would’ve charged £86m for Antony had it been almost any other side in negotiations, and it’s an element of the club’s business that supporters have been desperate for the owners to put an end to. They may finally be in luck.

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  1. How can he be a stalwart after one full season and at his age, 22 later this month ?

    Stalwart – loyal especially for a long time !!

    1. Everton fan. Genuinely, he’s already better then all of your centre halves at 21/22 (not sure). You paid 80mil for maguire who let’s be honest is shite. Jarred is worth more then he ever was, and he’ll be there for ten years plus if it works out well. You call yourselves one of the biggest clubs in the world, you’re coming across as a tight arse spurs or something. Pay the price he’s worth or move on.

      1. Just because we overpaid for players in the past should not influence what we pay now. We’ll make what they feel is a reasonable offer plus add ons, if everton don’t accept then so be it and we will move on.

      2. From this statement, I’m pretty sure you’re still a toddler. A player that just completed his first full season in EPL. Prior to that his been on Loan several times. No UCL experience, no International experience, playing for a relegation team and somehow in your very dumb mind you think he’s worth 70m. Man UTD might have paid overpayed for players before but no more.

      3. Branthwaite is not worth 70m, and we are not overpaying anymore like we did for Maguire. We’ll happily walk away.

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