Branthwaite Euro 2024 Call Could Be Key For Everton

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If there’s one defender in the Premier League hitting the headlines for all the right reasons this season, it’s Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite. He made a handful of appearances for The Toffees in 2021/22, but this season, he’s been a mainstay in the backline, and he could now be set to fly to the Euros with England, which could prove key for Everton this summer.

Branthwaite, 21, joined Everton from his hometown club, Carlisle United, in 2020 and has since had spells out on loan at Blackburn Rovers and then PSV in the Eredivisie last term, which prepared him for regular first-team Premier League football. And, as many expected, the centre-back has taken to top-flight English football like a duck to water, which has caught the eye of England boss Gareth Southgate, whose team are favourites to be victorious in Germany according to Euro 2024 online betting.

At the time of writing, based on his performances under the guidance of manager Sean Dyche this season, a former centre-back himself, Branthwaite is expected to be part of Southgate’s squad for the Euros. Not only have his displays for an Everton side battling relegation stood out, but Branthwaite being left-footed is also a significant plus because they remain somewhat of a rarity. The Cumbrian has also shown himself to be adept at playing out, too, a pillar of the modern game.

As mentioned, Everton have been struggling at the wrong end of the table this season once again, and multiple points deductions for financial breaches haven’t helped their cause. However, if The Toffees had their points returned, while they wouldn’t be in danger at this stage realistically of being relegated, they wouldn’t likely be where they or their fans expect them to be either, which is top half of the division at the very least.

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This is largely because of the financial constraints imposed because of poor recruitment drives over multiple campaigns. If Everton retain their Premier League status, which does look likely as things stand, it would take a dramatic turnaround for them to go from the position they’re in to be a team challenging in the Premier League’s top ten and even further up the table. That is unless there’s an influx of cash that allows Dyche to begin shaping the squad, which could come courtesy of the big-money sale of Branthwaite.

Of course, no team, including Everton, wants to lose one of their star players, especially one that is still only twenty-one years old. But, after suggestions that The Toffees could be open to selling Branthwaite, if they hold on for a little longer and the central defender heads to the Euros and gets a chance to stake a claim, his value could increase dramatically.

If Branthwaite was made available for transfer, being a young left-footed centre-back with Premier League experience and in the senior international reckoning, Everton would see teams flocking to do a deal which could work for them and their own aspirations for a squad reshaping process to take place.

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