?Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Leganes forward Martin Braithwaite on a four-and-a-half-year deal, after paying the Dane’s €18m release clause.
Following injuries to Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez, Barca applied for special dispensation to sign a Spain-based player or free agent outside of the transfer window.
This was granted by the
His former club now faces an uphill battle to avoid relegation having already lost another forward, Youssef En-Nesyri to Sevilla last month.
?? Martín Ortega: “Estamos ilusionados ante la posibilidad de que la Federación nos permita incorporar un jugador. Vamos a gastar hasta la última bala para que esto sea posible”.
— C.D. Leganés (@CDLeganes) February 20, 2020
He said: “We want to raise our voices. We are in a situation of enormous and serious damage. We cannot understand the current regulation that a club, having a long-term injury can perform this operation unilaterally and transfer its problem to another club.
“We are excited about the possibility that the FA will allow us to sign a player. We will fight to make this possible.”