'I want to be fair' - Seamus Coleman makes prediction over Jarrad Branthwaite future at Everton

Captain Seamus Coleman admits "you can't hide talent" like Jarrad Branthwaite after the centre-back completed a stellar breakthrough season at Everton.

Following his loan spell at PSV Eindhoven last term, the 21-year-old has emerged to become a colossus at the back under Sean Dyche, playing in 35 of Everton's Premier League matches and scoring three goals to become one of the most highly-rated prospects in world football.

Branthwaite was called up by Gareth Southgate into the England squads for their high-profile friendlies at Wembley against Brazil and Belgium in March and although he didn't get on to make his Three Lions debut, he has been tipped by James Tarkowski to earn a place for next month's Euros with his central defensive partner declaring: "I think he’s got every tool possible to be one of the best around and he’s already showing that."

Coleman echoed such sentiments and speaking after Everton's controversial late 2-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, he said: “He’s top class. You see him every week, he’s unbelievable.

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"The maturity has grown and it just shows how good it is to get out and play some football and grow your own wings. He came back a much more confident player and person, and he’s great to have around the place.

“Let’s not underestimate the influence of Tarky alongside him - they’ve worked extremely well together. The future is bright for Jarrad if he keeps his feet on the ground.

“He’s in the England picture and is modest, humble and hardworking. There have been games this season where I’ve been watching and thinking he’s incredible athletically and on the ball. I want to be fair and not speak too much about him, but you can’t really hide talent like that for long.”