Report – Man Utd press to seal signing of £80m star in weeks

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Manchester United tried multiple central defensive partnerships in the last campaign due to persistent injury concerns.

Now, with Varane and Evans gone, the Red Devils are in the market for a top central defender and the name of Jarrad Branthwaite has been heavily linked.

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The Everton center half was included in the provisional squad for the European Championships but was eventually dropped by Gareth Southgate.

His exclusion from England’s Euro 2024 squad has handed the Old Trafford outfit to press quickly to secure his signature.

According to Liverpool Echo, Man Utd are attempting to seal the signing of Branthwaite in weeks i.e before the end of June.

The Merseyside source claim that despite financial concerns, the Toffees will not be bullied into lowering the valuation of the 21-year-old star.

On the other hand, Man Utd are not interested in paying over the odds to sign Branthwaite.

Last month, The Sun revealed the Goodison Park outfit value their prized asset at £80m, but United are hoping to get a deal worth £40m over the line.

Under the management of Erik ten Hag, we paid over the odds to lure the likes of Antony, Lisandro Martinez, Rasmus Hojlund and even Andre Onana.

Ratcliffe wants to spend wisely but he is never going to get any top quality player for cheap, unless his contract is expiring soon, which isn’t the case with the Everton star

In your view, how big should Man Utd bid to lure Branthwaite?

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