Defender Jarrad Branthwaite remains likely to be with Everton next season as PSV Eindhoven have deemed their demands ‘too much’ for a permanent transfer.
That’s according to De Telegraaf, who say while PSV have tried to the make a permanent transfer happen, the reality is it’s unlikely it will.
Branthwaite spent this season on loan with the Dutch side, securing regular first team football and the chance to develop his game, both of which weren’t on offer at Goodison Park.
He was a key player under Ruud van Nistelrooy and earned plenty of praise for his performances, and PSV have been talking to Everton for weeks about potentially signing him permanently.
They say that ‘in principle’ Branthwaite ‘will not return’ to PSV this summer despite their efforts to make that happen.
The Dutch side ‘tried to take over’ Branthwaite definitively from Everton but the Toffees asking price proved ‘too much’ for those in charge of the Brabant club.
They had been eyeing a permanent move as new technical director Earnest Stewart wants to move away from loan deals and instead build as much value in the squad as possible.
Branthwaite fits into that as he could be worth much more in future, but Everton weren’t accommodating with their asking price, and it seems he’ll be returning to Goodison Park.