Everton and West Ham ‘interested in Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite’ with Nou Camp chiefs prepared to accept £15m bids for the forward despite only signing him in FEBRUARY
- Martin Braithwaite joined Barcelona knowing he could be sold in the summer
- The Danish striker was signed for £15m as an emergency cover last month
- Barcelona are hoping to make a profit on him but are willing to accept £15m
- Everton and West Ham are targeting Braithwaite, who also has interest in Italy
Barcelona are reportedly already preparing to sell Martin Braithwaite despite only signing him back in February and have put a £15million price tag on him.
The Danish striker joined from Leganes in controversial circumstances after Barca were granted an extended period to make an emergency signing after Ousmane Dembele was ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Barcelona paid Braithwaite’s £15m release clause last month and are hoping to make a quick profit on the forward by offloading him in the summer.
Barcelona are ready to sell Martin Braithwaite in the summer despite signing him last month
Sport claim Everton and West Ham are both interested in Braithwaite and are considering making a move for him when the window reopens but Barcelona will not sell for anything less than what they paid for him.
The report claims boss Quique Setien has informed Barcelona officials that there will be a role for Braithwaite within the squad if the club don’t receive any suitable offers.
The 28-year-old has been used sparingly since joining, making just three appearances, and is yet to play the full 90 minutes for the club.
It has also been reported that Braithwaite has attracted interest from Torino and Sassuolo and is aware of his situation, having agreed to sign for Barcelona with the knowledge he may be sold in the summer.
Quique Setien sees a place for Braithwaite in the squad is no one meets his £15m valuation
BRAITHWAITE’S STATS THIS SEASON
(Including games for Leganes and Barcelona)
It is understood the player’s preference would be stay while the break in the football season due to coronavirus pandemic is likely to cause disruption to the transfer market.
Barcelona were top of the table, two points above Real Madrid before La Liga was suspended and placed on hold indefinitely.
It has been agreed that football in Spain will not return until the government and health authorities consider it is without risk.
La Liga and the Royal Spanish Football Federation are however continuing to plan for an attempt to finish the season by June 30.
The striker has made three appearances since his £15m move from Leganes in February
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