Barcelona fans could be having some transfer news coming their way, as SPORTS have reported that West Ham are closing in on Martin Braithwaite. The Danish striker who was brought in from Middlesbrough failed to have enough impact on the team and was sidelined even when Luis Suarez left the club. He is one of the players Joan Laporta has transfer listed, and the faster they sell him, the better. The club needs to start selling a few of their players in order to register their new signings, and Braithwaite being signed by the Hammers will be very good financial news for the club.
Barcelona need to sell Martin Braithwaite to meet La Liga regulations.
According to SPORT, the 30-year-old striker has been linked with West Ham for quite a while now, and the teams are in advanced discussions over the transfer fee and the player wages. Barcelona are set to make at least 15 million euros. The club will lose out a bit on the player however, they need to get him off of the squad list, as this will lower their total player wages as well.
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The player is apparently not satisfied with the wages being offered by the London side however, if both the clubs agree to the deal, it is unlikely that Braithwaite will remain a Catalan player in the next season.
The Danish player never managed to satisfy the Barca coaches, and it was a weird transfer made by former president, Josep Bartomeu, in the first place. He was supposed to be sold last season however, the club received no bids for the player. After a successful Euros campaign with Denmark, the striker has shown that he still has potential, and that is why West Ham, a Europe-bound team has decided to pick him up.
While Braithwaite could never really perform for the Blaugrana, he does have what it takes to play in a top team, and hopefully, he’ll have a better career with the Hammers. It’s a win for both the clubs, and we wish nothing but the best for the striker in his career with the London side, if the deal goes through.
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