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Report: Sheffield Wednesday keen on loaning Premier League left-footed centre-back

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According to a report by The Daily Mail, Sheffield Wednesday are one of a host of clubs interested in loaning Jarrad Brathwaite from Everton.

The left-footer has played a handful of games in the top-flight, but with Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina and Mason Holgate battling it out for the centre-half spots at Goodison Park, the Toffees are reportedly looking to loan him out.

Unfortunately, Wednesday aren’t the only club in the running here, with Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End also reportedly interested.

The Owls could certainly do with getting a centre-back through the door after Aden Flint’s loan spell was cut short.

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It’s fair to say that Branthwaite would be able to replace Flint adequately, at least from a physical standpoint.

Standing at 6 ft 5, Branthwaite is a towering centre-half who dominates in the air, but that isn’t all he’s about.

Branthwaite is a solid defender and a great physical presence, but perhaps the most alluring thing about him is the fact that he’s a left-footer, meaning that the Owls will have more options when it comes to distributing the ball from deep if he comes in.

Of course, how Branthwaite would be utilised at Hillsborough would be up to the manager, whomever that is going to be for the remainder of the season, but after proving himself to be a handy defender at Premier League level, we’re sure that any incoming gaffer would be able to find a space for him in their squad.

This is certainly one to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.

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