Everton preparing to open contract extension talks with in form defender
Everton are reportedly keen to reward Jarrad Branthwaite with a new contract following his impressive start to the season.
That’s according to a recent report from Football Insider, who claims the Toffees are set to open contract talks with the young defender.
Starting five Premier League games for Sean Dyche so far this season, Branthwaite, 21, has arguably been one of the side’s most dependable players.
And although Everton underperformed as a collective last time out and suffered a 2-1 defeat against Premier League new boys Luton Town, Branthwaite, prior to last weekend’s game, earned an above 7 out of 10 match rating on Sofa Score in all of his last three games, including against Mikel Arteta’s title-contending Arsenal last month.