Jarrad Branthwaite of Everton has previously been compared to John Stones, and Manchester City has been linked to a deal for the player.
According to reports from yesterday, City is one of the teams watching the 21-year-old.
Branthwaite returned to Goodison Park in the summer after spending the previous campaign on loan at PSV Eindhoven.
He has made five Premier League appearances so far this season, playing ninety minutes in each of them.
It’s fascinating that Branthwaite, a guy who has already been compared to John Stones, seems to be liked by City.
Jarrad Branthwaite of Manchester City might be their next John Stones.
Stones was acquired by City from Everton in 2016 for a total of £50 million.
Stones is currently among the team’s finest performers despite his early struggles at the Etihad.
Throughout this season, he has been out due to injuries.
However, the 29-year-old is a top-tier player who can play midfield, right back, and centre back.
And it appears that Branthwaite, an Everton player, may be developing into another Stones-type guy.
According to The Liverpool Echo, he has a City defender’s vibe to him.
Furthermore, Branthwaite sent Stones a compliment earlier this year.
He remarked, “I watched him in the Champions League final, even though he plays midfield sometimes, his ability on the ball is unbelievable,” following his amazing display against Inter in the Champions League final. In search of a contemporary center-back, that is what you see.
Pay attention to Branthwaite.
Without a doubt, Branthwaite is a player to watch in the upcoming years.
Stones, who returned to City training this morning, has been a huge success for City since his acquisition.
And in the future, the club would undoubtedly be extremely willing to sign someone that isn’t too unlike from him.
In fact, Branthwaite “is comfortable stepping up into midfield to win the ball or covering out wide when needed,” according to The Athletic. He might be a great fit because of it.
His “comfort in possession” is another excellent quality.