The rangy 17-year-old is a hugely promising centre-half who has been watched by Rangers, Celtic and Arsenal and was linked with a move to Newcastle United a few weeks ago.
Reports emerged last month that Everton were also scouting Branthwaite and it could be that they have made their move to land the teenager.
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1 Posted 01/01/2020 at 16:00:54
2 Posted 01/01/2020 at 16:44:10
3 Posted 01/01/2020 at 22:20:12
4 Posted 01/01/2020 at 22:43:58
5 Posted 02/01/2020 at 01:01:08
6 Posted 02/01/2020 at 01:18:54
Not sure if this Branthwaite rumour is 100% confirmed, but if he does end up coming then hopefully hell stay with Carlisle on loan and continue to get first team experience there. Lots of clubs allegedly after him.
7 Posted 02/01/2020 at 07:01:53
8 Posted 02/01/2020 at 08:21:17
I was told this by a Newcastle scout and asked a regularbon here to pass details on to our club. He reckons he has a huge future, and over 5 premier clubs were watching when he broke from his own box to score a 25 yard left footer a couple of months ago. He's recently turned 17 I believe, and his dad was an excellent rugby player for my club Aspatria, and Cumbria.
I have only seen clips of the lad on the local news, but having seen Gibson a number of times, I would be loathe to see him leave, as I think Gibbo is class and should have been near the firsts this season.
9 Posted 02/01/2020 at 10:17:53
Another poster on another thread yesterday, said he had read that we had actually signed the lad, to which I replied that I was not aware of that, or have seen anything to corroborate it.
10 Posted 02/01/2020 at 10:27:07
"Carlisle United offered rising teenage star Jarrad Branthwaite a new contract several weeks ago, it is understood.
The Blues tabled the fresh terms to the 17-year-old at a time he has become the subject of intense transfer speculation.
The Wigton youngster has been linked with a host of big clubs as the January transfer window approaches.
Liverpool and Chelsea were the latest clubs credited with an interest in the defender in national media reports on Sunday.
That followed strong speculation linking Branthwaite with Everton, while others such as Arsenal, Manchester City, Leicester, Rangers and Celtic are known to have scouted the promising player.
There is no indication yet of whether Branthwaite will put pen to paper on a fresh deal at Carlisle amid so much interest.
He is already under contract at the club until the summer of 2021, that deal including an option to extend.
A new offer may be Uniteds attempt to retain the youngster at a time many in the game expect Branthwaite to be sold next month.
There has so far been no confirmation from Brunton Park of any bids on the table, although the heavy interest in the Cumbrian teenager is no secret.
Earlier this month director of football David Holdsworth insisted there had not been any bids for Branthwaite and that the Blues had not struck any advance “deals or agreements” with another club over the centre-half.
Head coach Chris Beech again said after Sundays win at Walsall that he had “no knowledge” of any situation such as the rumour connecting Branthwaite to Everton.
Invited to comment yesterday, United did not talk specifically on Branthwaites situation. The club said, though, that they were making moves in various areas to ensure they were as strong as possible as they move forward.
A Blues spokesman said: “The club doesnt ever discuss individual contract situations.
“But we can assure everybody that we are looking to build for the future, starting with the January transfer window and with the work that needs to be done this season.”
Holdsworth said on December 12 that the club were “fully aware” of the interest in Branthwaite, which was “unavoidable”, but that United were “delighted” he was on a long-term contract.
The defender, Uniteds record youngest scorer, missed the Walsall game with Beech saying he picked up a thigh injury in training the day before.
Branthwaite was at the Bankss Stadium but was not involved as Carlisle secured a dramatic 2-1 win.
On the circumstances behind his injury, Beech said: “He came with us, Gav [Skelton] got us all organised, we gave them extra time off, and trained later [on Saturday] – Im really pleased the club supported us staying over[night], because its vital we try and get rest.
“It wasnt in the plans and budget to have an overnight stay at Walsall so I thank the chairman and club for that, it enables us to prepare even more professionally for effort and energy [in the game].
“We trained at Blackburn on the way down, and Jarrad pulled his thigh a little bit. He said hes had it before as a scholar and it took about a week to clear up, so hopefully it will [be the same].”
Asked if Branthwaite was a doubt for tomorrows trip to Crewe, Beech said: “Yeah, but you know what these young lads are like. Jarrad wants to play football and sometimes they dont really know their own bodies.”
In Branthwaites absence, Aaron Hayden returned to centre-half alongside Byron Webster in the Walsall victory. "
There are no further reports on the lad - nor on their defeat at Crewe - but anything would appear on the website:
11 Posted 02/01/2020 at 10:51:34
12 Posted 02/01/2020 at 11:49:03
They lost 4-1.
13 Posted 02/01/2020 at 12:17:40
14 Posted 02/01/2020 at 12:31:36
Lots of reports on Branthwaite seem to indicate it's a done deal. On Keith's excellent report, he does seem worth a punt at a relatively modest fee (in this day and age).
15 Posted 02/01/2020 at 13:49:45
16 Posted 02/01/2020 at 15:08:12
An offer of £750k and leave him at Carlisle until the end of the season should do it, although the £500k is reported to have very favourable add-ons to CUFC.
My mate used to own them (not Knighton!!!) and it's a basket case of a club.
17 Posted 02/01/2020 at 15:22:28
18 Posted 02/01/2020 at 15:32:45
Always puzzled me that both Carlisle and Plymouth always seem to struggle, because Im sure they could both attract very good crowds if they could get their acts together?
Hopefully Ryan Lowe can change it for the Pilgrims, but neither of these clubs should be languishing so far down in the bottom league.
19 Posted 02/01/2020 at 15:49:42
20 Posted 02/01/2020 at 15:55:36
Or Footballing Urban Myth!
21 Posted 02/01/2020 at 16:24:55
The floods were up to the crossbar then, and some homes - uninsured - have still not been been decorated.
The pitch was big, Derek, but the ground dimensions have been brought in on one side for what is now the main stand, but I couldn't swear to it being the biggest. I remember Stan Bowles strutting his stuff on it when I was a schoolboy, and them beating us home and away to prevent us winning the league in 1974.
When my mate was in charge, he brought them back up from the conference, and they broke ground records every away match until the play off final at Stoke.
They get decent crowds when the footy is good, but although being a one team city, with a large mileage wise catchment area, Cumbria is very sparsely populated, and both Barrow and Workington are doing well in their respective leagues, so neutrals are swerving them this season.
22 Posted 02/01/2020 at 16:27:53
Premier League outfits Watford and Everton have bid for Carlisle Uniteds teenage star Jarrad Branthwaite, the News & Star understands.
Sources have told us that the Hornets - 19th in the top flight and managed by ex-United boss Nigel Pearson - have approached United.
And it is also believed that Everton, long linked with the 17-year-old defender, have now formally joined the race.
It comes as speculation continues around the young Cumbrian, who has been heavily scouted by big clubs this season.
United have not made any comment.
23 Posted 02/01/2020 at 16:49:14
24 Posted 02/01/2020 at 18:34:55
Wonder if he's gone to meet Carlisle to sign young Jarrod??
25 Posted 03/01/2020 at 07:22:01
Let's hope too, that Jarrod and David Holdworth have been equally impressed.
26 Posted 03/01/2020 at 12:35:08
27 Posted 03/01/2020 at 12:39:27
28 Posted 04/01/2020 at 17:44:53
Apparently, Speedo Mick walked past my house near Kendal at about 5 p.m. when I was out ! My neighbour said the cold weather didn't seem to be affecting Micks' ardour !!
29 Posted 13/01/2020 at 21:36:05
30 Posted 13/01/2020 at 21:39:54
31 Posted 13/01/2020 at 21:50:39
32 Posted 13/01/2020 at 21:58:13
Ya baby. Touched with fire by the gods. Just what you want in a CB.
33 Posted 13/01/2020 at 22:05:59
He looks a big unit alongside Marcel Brands.
Leapt a year of the Academy by being placed with the U-23s the report says.
34 Posted 13/01/2020 at 22:17:48
I hear hes a good prospect. Dominant in the air, decent pace, good anticipation and pretty left footed. Plus a very hard worker.
I imagine hell be with the U23s for a while and then maybe a championship loan before we see him near our first team in 2-3 years time.
35 Posted 17/07/2020 at 15:26:12
36 Posted 17/07/2020 at 15:37:15
I really am excited by this one – remember excitement!
37 Posted 17/07/2020 at 15:44:31
Don't go overboard just yet; 18 is a very young age to play in that important position, it will be a couple of years before he becomes anywhere near a regular, same as Gordon.
I'd never criticise these young players, wouldn't go overboard either, unless they were another Rooney, but they only come around every Preston Guild, unfortunately.
38 Posted 17/07/2020 at 15:51:54
39 Posted 17/07/2020 at 16:05:25
With Holgate injured now, for the last few games, there's a decent chance Branthwaite will get some more time. If he keeps playing as well as he did last night, then it may be that Ancelotti wants to keep him in the first team fold earlier than anticipated.
Rio Ferdinand was a regular at West Ham at 18. Alessandro Nesta was club captain at 21. Not saying he's in that calibre but it would be nice!
40 Posted 17/07/2020 at 16:09:47
41 Posted 17/07/2020 at 16:16:32
42 Posted 17/07/2020 at 16:22:47
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