Skip to Main Content
Members:   Log In Sign Up
Text:  A  A  A

Everton knock back offer for Branthwaite from PSV

| 30/01/2023 21comments  |  Jump to last

PSV Eindhoven have reportedly stepped up their efforts to sign Jarrad Branthwaite from Everton but their offer to make the defender's loan move permanent has been rejected.

According to the Daily Mail,  the Blues have refused a bid for an unspecified amount for the defender from their former Director of Football, Marcel Brands.

Branthwaite, who was snapped by Brands for Everton from Carlisle United three years ago, has already reached double figures in league appearances for the Toffees and scored his first goal against Chelsea last season.

He had a loan spell at Blackburn in 2021 and was farmed out to PSV for more experience in the Dutch Eredivisie and the Champions League. Such has been the promise shown by the 20-year-old that Brands wants to sign for his current club, perhaps hoping to take advantage of Everton's need for transfer funds as the deadline looms.

Article continues below video content

However, Everton are unlikely to be tempted unless they receive an offer they can't refuse which is unlikely given PSV's preference to acquire talent for low fees and then sell on for big money.

Original Source: Daily Mail  

Reader Comments (21)

Note: the following content is not moderated or vetted by the site owners at the time of submission. Comments are the responsibility of the poster. Disclaimer ()

Simon Harrison
1 Posted 30/01/2023 at 02:51:11
Excellent news!

We should use JB as part of a new spine to build a future team around. Just my hope.

Alan J Thompson
2 Posted 30/01/2023 at 05:12:29
They haven't got any World Class strikers they would do a swap for, have they? Otherwise, No!
Lyndon Lloyd
3 Posted 30/01/2023 at 05:57:01
Hirving Lozano has been linked with us before and there was a report of one Premier League club being in for him this month but nothing came of it. He's an intriguing option but, like many wingers, is quite erratic and doesn't always have the end product. Sound familiar?
Paul Kernot
4 Posted 30/01/2023 at 06:09:07
Tell them where to go. Not for sale. He's our future and very possibly will represent his country at some point.
Tony Abrahams
5 Posted 30/01/2023 at 06:13:36
I’d be bringing Brainthwaith straight back and putting him straight in the team, if I was Dyche.
Andrew Kelly
6 Posted 30/01/2023 at 08:20:21
I'd love us to keep the big Lad and him be part of a solid young team for the future but I've got a horrible feeling he's gone. His house in Prescot is up for sale!
Tony Everan
7 Posted 30/01/2023 at 10:24:09
I’d be much more disappointed to lose Branthwaite than losing Gordon. PSV are pretty shrewd in the transfer market and they’ve spotted an opportunity here. Hopefully we have some financial resilience left to knock back a £20m bid.

The transfer rumour situation changes by the day, but my money is on Gyokeres and Sulemana being the incoming signings. Along with a loan or two.

Dale Rose
8 Posted 30/01/2023 at 10:29:47
Nay,nay thrice nay. He is one of the players we should have been using on a regular basis. This is Everton though.
Christy Ring
10 Posted 30/01/2023 at 11:56:15
I'd have him back now as well, he's left sided which we are totally lacking. Dyche prefers a back four, Mina and Branthwaite would be a stronger and quicker combination.
I know we need a couple of attackers, but Berge would be a midfield enforcer we lack, Gueye isn't the answer.
Danny O’Neill
11 Posted 30/01/2023 at 12:11:13
I'd have him brought home if I was a decision maker.

I haven't seen a lot of him, but what I have, I've liked. I almost got to hug him at Stamford Bridge last season. I wanted to but couldn't get close enough and might have been escorted from the stadium!

Again, it worries me what the club's motives are here. Despite what people think of his time at Everton, Brands is no fool and might be trying his luck to get a good deal for a young player with potential given his knowledge of the situation the club has been in.

I anticipate another comeback. This one isn't over yet.

Paul Tran
12 Posted 30/01/2023 at 12:14:00
Interesting point, Danny. I always wondered whether Brands knew the difference between a good player and one effective in the PL. I'm sure he knows what it takes in the Eredevisie!
Neil Thomas
13 Posted 30/01/2023 at 13:34:42
If we play with those two, who’s going to play the other 37 games, that Mina is going to be out for?
Terry Downes
14 Posted 30/01/2023 at 13:42:43
Here we go we’ll sell for €8mill and PSV will sell on in 2/3 years for about 35/40 mill you can see it coming ? when will jokers ever learn ?
Makes my pee boil
James Marshall
15 Posted 30/01/2023 at 13:48:22
He should be at Everton, not PSV. End of story.
Sam Hoare
16 Posted 30/01/2023 at 13:50:22
Selling Branthwaite for anything less than £20m would be unbelievably bad business. And even for that I'd probably rather keep him. Terrific young defender who could be an England regular in 3-4 year time.

If the worst happens and we do get relegated then it would be the perfect opportunity to put Branthwaite straight into our starting XI alongside Tarkowski or Godfrey. He just needs a run of games and very soon he may be be a £30/40m defender like Stones.

Ajay Gopal
17 Posted 30/01/2023 at 14:16:24
Absolutely, Tony(5). Bring him back - I think Tarks likes to be playing on the right side of a CB pairing, and Jarrad can partner him as a natural left footed CB. Mykolenko has lost a bit of form recently perhaps because of being constantly being shifted around from a Full back to Wing back role. Under Dyche’s tutelage, he should settle into a solid defensive LB who also is a decent crosser and striker of the football. Patterson or Holgate at Right back would be adequate,
Francis van Lierop
18 Posted 30/01/2023 at 16:13:38
As I predicted earlier in a thread about our loans.
He's been playing in all the matches since, and all the fuck-ups PSV have had, none were due to Jarrad.

The bid is a compliment, and as Danny mentioned, most of us knew that from Stamford Bridge.

Anthony Dwyer
19 Posted 30/01/2023 at 17:36:34
Turn down any bid (unless ridiculous); leave him out there learning his trade; then bring him back for next season once we sell Keane and another one or two, and release Mina.
Robert Tressell
20 Posted 30/01/2023 at 20:21:21
Ever since his debut I've been convinced he's our most talented CB. Like a British DeLigt. I'd love him to stay but I think he'll go - in summer if not now.

From his point of view PSV is a place to win trophies, play Champions League and develop as a footballer suited to play for big Champions League clubs. Whereas during his short time at the club we've been an utter shambles.

From our point of view a c.£25m fee would give us a very good return + the accounting win of buying low and selling high. A sell on fee would sweeten the pill too.

Bitterly disappointing but that's how I think it will play out.

Gavin Johnson
21 Posted 30/01/2023 at 20:38:19
There's no way PSV are going to pay £20m+ for Branthwaite. I've just read a report that 10m euros could be enough to do the deal. This is the kind of bid to be expected from a Dutch club, who buy cheap, develop, and then sell for huge profits to clubs like City and the RS.

I'd be hugely disappointed if we did sell him for peanuts, and quick return when he could be sold for much more if we played him regularly next season.

Mike Owen
22 Posted 30/01/2023 at 21:58:09
Selling Branthwaite now would suggest desperation.
I was disappointed when he was sent out on loan.
For more than a year, I've thought that individually he is our best all-round defender.
I feared his loan spell would be a shop window with a view to a sale in the summer.
If we can't keep hold of a talent like Branthwaite, oh dear, oh dear

Add Your Comments

In order to post a comment, you need to be logged in as a registered user of the site.

» Log in now

Or Sign up as a ToffeeWeb Member — it's free, takes just a few minutes and will allow you to post your comments on articles and Talking Points submissions across the site.

How to get rid of these ads and support TW

© ToffeeWeb

We use cookies to enhance your experience on ToffeeWeb and to enable certain features. By using the website you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.