Real Madrid Eye Everton’s Rising Defender, Branthwaite

Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Everton defender, Jarrad Branthwaite, ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old central defender is believed to have attracted the interest of both Manchester United and Tottenham. He is having a great season at the Goodison Park side after forming a strong partnership with James Tarkowski.

But according to a recent Daily Mail story as reported by CaughtOffside, the 21-year-old is also on the shortlist of Real Madrid.

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Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti, is believed to have known the Carlisle-born defender during his time as manager of the Toffees. As such, he may try to bring Branthwaite to the Spanish capital.

It remains to be seen if the youngster can handle the pressure of such a high-profile move. But the La Liga heavyweights will keep an eye on the defender’s mentality in anticipation of a

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