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Manchester City join Manchester United in transfer race for Jarrad Branthwaite

Manchester City have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race to sign Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite, according to the Daily Mail.

The 21-year-old has earned rave reviews with his performances in the Premier League this season. 

He has started 25 matches in the English top-flight this term, scoring twice.

The centre-back has a contract at Goodison Park until 2027, but the Toffees could decide to cash in on him this summer. 

Branthwaite is reportedly at the top of United’s shortlist for the summer transfer window but they now face competition from Man City. 

Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid have also made their interest known. 

A deal for Branthwaite could cost more than £60 million. 

Is the price tag justified? 

Branthwaite has established himself as one of the best young defenders in the Premier League. 

However, given his relative inexperience at the top level of football, it is debatable whether a £60m fee would be justified. 

United have previously made many mistakes of paying exorbitant fees for players who later failed to shine at Old Trafford. 

The Red Devils should try to negotiate a lesser package and may be successful due to Everton’s current financial problems.