Man Utd’s Potential Secret Weapon for £70m Jarrad Branthwaite Transfer

This article contains affiliate links, we will receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. The defender has been identified as a top target at Old Trafford, with several big clubs around Europe also monitoring his situation closely. United are expected to splash the cash at the end of the season, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe keen to inject some fresh quality into the squad. Erik ten Hag has made it no secret that he believes that his team need a striker who can provide cover for Rasmus Hojlund, with an experienced option favoured.

Though United’s biggest changes could come in central defence and Branthwaite has been highlighted as a key player to kickstart their backline rebuild. Branthwaite has been identified as one such talent. Jason Wilcox has stepped down from his position with Southampton (Image: Getty)

The Red Devils aren’t alone in their interest in Branthwaite though, but they feel that they could have a reason to be confident about acquiring the services of the English prospect. The former Southampton chief has a ‘close working relationship’ with Branthwaite’s agent, David Reeves, and their connection could be crucial in talks with Everton and the centre-back.

United are currently locked in talks with Southampton over a compensation package for Wilcox after he walked away from his position at St Mary’s in favour of joining the Red Devils. INEOS are working around the clock to ensure that their new-look recruitment team are in place ahead of the summer transfer window. The club is keen to strike a deal as soon as possible with Newcastle to acquire the services of Dan Ashworth – who is currently on gardening leave. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding.

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