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Jarrad Branthwaite’s contract details revealed as Manchester United agree terms with defender



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Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite has agreed personal terms with Manchester United and the details of the agreement have been revealed.

United are aiming to strengthen their defensive line following INEOS‘ end-of-season review which confirmed that Erik ten Hag will remain at the club.

Transfer developments were on hold while the Old Trafford outfit was focused on the managerial situation, and now they are aiming to make steps towards signing Jarrad Branthwaite.

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Raphaël Varane has left the club, while Victor Lindelöf and Jonny Evans’ futures remain unclear. The Everton centre-back has been widely reported to be United’s first-choice defence option.

According to The Times, United’s hopes of signing Branthwaite have been significantly boosted after the club agreed on personal terms with the player’s representatives.

If the transfer was complete, the agreement would see the 21-year-old defender earn between £150,000 and £160,000 a week. United have tended to hand out 5-year contracts to talents with the option for another year, and should Branthwaite sign, it is likely that this would be his length, too.

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It was added that while United has yet to settle on a transfer fee with Everton, who are asking for around £70 million, securing an agreement with Branthwaite’s representatives marks a major step forward.

Sean Dyche has previously played down rumours of an exit for the defender this summer, but Everton’s financial situation means that they must generate funds before the end of the month, and this could be their perfect opportunity to do so.

“Look, we’ve all seen this before,” Dyche told reporters at the beginning of the year. “A young player comes into the Premier League, does great and then all these stories start. It is a standard process so I am not worried about that.

“He does continue to improve but I will remind you there is no gold dust from me or my staff. We do not want to get in the way of the improvement.

“He is coming along at a really nice rate. You can coach things into players they do not need. For me, it is just to keep on enjoying it.”

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