The chances of Barcelona’s Martin Braithwaite being offloaded are dwindling as the transfer deadline approaches, and the striker is ready to spend the campaign with the La Liga giants. Denmark International do not want to take a step back in their career and join the mid-table team in another league.
The Catalan giants are determined to see Braithwaite’s back this summer and hope to sell it at a fair price to ease their financial pressure. Ronald Koeman has publicly acknowledged the need for a new forward.But Barcelona’s rankings make it clear they need to be sold before they can be added.
Braithwaite was one of several first-team stars who have been made available for transfer due to the dire need for a reduction in Barcelona’s pay bill. These offers are few and far between, and instead of maintaining a lucrative relationship with La Liga clubs with the content of most players, accept a lower salary elsewhere.
According to the Spanish publication Sport., Braithwaite has generated interest from clubs in the Premier League, but the striker is only willing to join a club competing for trophies. It has turned down offers from Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United in England as both clubs are unlikely to compete for trophies this season.
The Danish forward traveled from Legends to Barcelona and is not ready to take a step back in his career. La Liga Side expects an attractive offer before the transfer window closes on August 31.
Braithwaite remains part of Queen’s plans and will be given play time if he chooses to stay at Camp Nine for another season. The 30-year-old started Barcelona’s opening game of the season against Real Sociedad and was impressed with a 4-2 victory with two goals and an assist.
Dean is expected to retain his starting position when Barcelona travel to San Memes on Saturday to face the Athletic Club. Braithwaite remains the only foot center forward in the Cowman squad when Sergio Aguero has been sidelined for 10 weeks due to a calf injury following his new arrival.