Fabrizio Romano confirms £70m-rated ace is ‘keen on the move’ to Man United

Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite.

The 22-year-old has established himself as one of the best young defenders in the country and he could prove to be a quality long-term investment for the Red Devils.

However, signing him will not be easy for Manchester United. Everton are likely to demand a substantial amount of money for the player.

It is no secret that Manchester United need to bring in a quality central defender, especially after the departure of Raphael Varane. The Everton defender would be a solid long-term investment for them, but the Red Devils will probably hope to sign him for a more reasonable price.

According to a report from Give Me Sport, the defender is valued at around £70 million.

Jarrad Branthwaite keen on Man United move

Meanwhile, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the player is keen on a move to Manchester United, despite the fact that they have missed out on Champions League qualification. Therefore, agreeing on personal terms with the defender will not be a problem for the Premier League side. It remains to be seen whether they can secure an agreement with Everton now. The Toffees will not want to sell their prized young prospect for knockdown price and Manchester United might have to cough up £70 million in order to get the deal done.

Romano said: “I would keep his name in the list of Manchester United, waiting to see what they decided to do – because the player is keen on the move to Manchester United. Personal terms are not an issue at all. So Manchester United know the player is open to joining them, even without Champions League football, but it depends on the clubs.”

The 21-year-old has the potential to jusify the investment in the long term and he could develop into a key star for the player for the foreseeable future. It will be interesting to see if Manchester United are ready to break the bank for him. A move to Old Trafford will be an excellent opportunity for the young defender and he would get to compete for trophies with them.

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