Jarrad Branthwaite called-up to England squad for first time as family say 'dreams can come true'

Jarrad Branthwaite's family have described his call-up as a "super proud moment." Credit: PA

Wigton's Jarrad Branthwaite has been called-up to Gareth Southgate's England squad for the first time as his mum stated "dreams can come true."

The Everton defender has been in fine form this season making 31 appearances for the Toffees this season.

The 21-year-old was part of the England under-21 squad that won the European Championships last summer.

Speaking to ITV Border Branthwaite's mum, Donna, said: "We are absolutely delighted for him.

"It is a super proud moment for Jarrad and all of his family. Dreams can come true."

Branthwaite started his career with his boyhood club, Carlisle United, making his debut for the club in 2019.

He then signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Everton in January 2020, making his debut for the club later that season.

Loan spells at Blackburn Rovers and PSV followed before his return to the Everton squad in the summer. He has since enjoyed a breakthrough season in the Premier League this campaign.

He subsequently signed a contract extension which will keep him at Goodison Park until 2027.

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