Marcel Brands ‘interested’ in Everton summer transfer window raid

Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite is reportedly wanted on loan by the likes of PSV, Sheffield United, Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
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Everton are set loan out Jarrad Branthwaite for the 2022-23 season, reports suggest.

According to the Daily Mail, the centre-back will temporarily depart Goodison Park to gain crucial regular minutes elsewhere.

Branthwaite made only eight first-team appearances for the Toffees last campaign, scoring one goal.

He was behind Yerry Mina, Ben Godfrey, Mason Holgate and Michael Keane in the pecking order.

The 19-year-old is highly regarded, though, having been signed from Carlisle United for an undisclosed fee two-and-a-half years ago.

And the left-footed defender has reportedly attracted a bevy of clubs.

Among them are PSV Eindhoven - with former Everton director of football Marcel Brands steering their ship.

Brands left Goodison in December before agreeing to return to the Dutch side this summer as their CEO/ general manager.

Former Everton director of football Marcel Brands. Picture: Nathan Stirk/Getty ImagesFormer Everton director of football Marcel Brands. Picture: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images
Former Everton director of football Marcel Brands. Picture: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

The 60-year-old helped sign Branthwaite for the Toffees.

Meanwhile, Championship outfits including Middlesbrough, Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town, Blackpool, Cardiff City and Sunderland are said to be keen - along with Bundesliga club Schalke.

Branthwaite spent the second half of the 2020-21 season on loan at Blackburn Rovers where he played 10 times.