Football Transfers reports that Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is eager to sign Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite in January.
On November 13, the news outlet claimed that the transfer is contingent upon the deal’s structure being appropriate.
Although he has been a regular under Sean Dyche this season, the 21-year-old is willing to move to St. James’ Park.
Big money needed
If Branthwaite decides to depart, Newcastle will not permit him to do so on a shoestring.
This season, he has shown that he is a capable center back in the Premier League, thus the Toffees must receive top pay for his transfer.
They’re owned by the Saudi state and have paid exorbitant fees in recent windows to get their hands on desired transfer targets.
They’ve also got Champions League revenue and the lure of the competition to attract some of the biggest names in football.
If Branthwaite is the one Howe wants as his primary target, Everton need to ensure that they’ve got enough to sign two quality centre-backs to replace him.