Journalist Dean Jones thinks Spurs could be able to lure Jarrad Branthwaite away from Everton in January, despite what other media have said over the past week.
After returning from a loan spell at PSV Eindhoven, Branthwaite established himself as a staple in Sean Dyche’s backline this season, and the England Under-21 international’s reputation continues to improve.
Over the past week, a number of media outlets have stated that although the young talent is at the top of Spurs’ wishlist, the Toffees are anticipated to reject the Lilywhites’ offer for the teenager.
Football Transfers even said a few days ago that the Merseysiders will demand about £75 million from Tottenham for the 21-year-old defender because they believe he will be an England player in the future.
Jarrad Branthwaite might join the Spurs in January.
Nonetheless, given Everton’s financial difficulties, Jones believes that Tottenham and Branthwaite’s other suitors may have a “window of opportunity.”
In response to a question regarding the rumors surrounding the center back’s future, the journalist told GiveMeSport: “I think there are a few clubs circling thinking they can get a bargain out of Everton because they can take advantage of their financial position. That is the issue that Everton face.”
You must keep in mind that the club is currently dependent on monthly loans from a possible buyer to stay afloat, and that cannot continue.
“Thus, I believe Everton will exert every effort to secure Braithwaite, but I believe other clubs are attempting to capitalize on the brief window of opportunity there.”
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Undoubtedly, Tottenham would need to spend a lot of money to acquire Branthwaite, and considering that Romero and Van van Ven will still be Postecoglou’s first-choice center back duo, I just can not see Spurs spending more than £50 million for a center back next month.