Could it be possible for an Everton star to follow in John Stones footsteps and land at Manchester City?

Could it be possible for an Everton star to follow in John Stones footsteps and land at the Etihad in the near future? Jarrad Branthwaite has had a spectacular season for Sean Dyche’s side this campaign. The 21-year-old has impressed this season, and his strong form has caught the eye of a host of clubs with Manchester City reported to be interested in securing his services.

David Kent has reported for the Daily Mail that the world champions are monitoring developments around Jarrad Branthwaite. Furthermore, Kent reports that Branthwaite’s homegrown status and his age are appealing traits for Manchester City. Kent further reports that the world champions believe the young defender has similar technical traits to John Stones. Pep Guardiola’s side would face competition from Manchester United, Tottenham, and Real Madrid for Branthwaite’s signature Kent also reports.

As a player, Jarrad Branthwaite ticks a lot of boxes that could make a potential Manchester City player. The young defender has been an imposing presence at the back for Everton this season. Branthwaite has shown his strength and assertiveness in defence this campaign for Sean Dyche’s side. His strength, either on the ground or in aerial duels, is a standout attribute of his game. He ticks every box that could potentially make him one of the world’s premier defenders. The leadership ability of Jarrad Branthwaite has also stood out in the youngsters game this season.

The Everton star is also adept with the ball at his feet. Branthwaite has shown he is confident, competent, and composed in possession, which would be ideal attributes to excel in Pep Guardiola’s side. He also has a wide range of passing, which is another quality attribute to Branthwaite’s game.

On paper, it does appear that Jarrad Branthwaite could follow in John Stones footsteps and thrive at the Etihad. The young defender has every attribute required to make the grade at Manchester City. While the champions have Ruben Dias, John Stones, Manuel Akanji, Nathan Ake and Josko Gvardiol who can all play in defence a player with the quality of Jarrad Branthwaite may be a deal to good to pass up if he becomes available in the near future.

Tags David Kent Everton Jarrad Branthwaite John Stones Josko Gvardiol Manchester City Manchester United Manuel Akanji Nathan Ake Pep Guardiola Real Madrid Ruben Dias Sean Dyche Tottenham Hotspur