?Barcelona have informed La Liga of their intention to pay the
La Blaugrana had attempted to negotiate a lower fee for Braithwaite earlier, but their efforts have seemingly failed and instead they will pay the full amount on Thursday ahead of an official announcement.
The left-field move for Braithwaite comes after
Ángel (Getafe), Lucas Pérez (Alavés), Roger Martí (Levante) and Loren Morón (Real Betis) were all considered by the club, but they have opted to go for 28-year-old Braithwaite who has netted six league goals for struggling
“The ’emergency’ situation is the equivalent to shooting yourself in the foot and then demanding your neighbour’s for a transplant.”@Andy_Headspeath on Barcelona’s shameful signing of Martin Braithwate from 19th placed Leganes.
Poor Barça, eh?https://t.co/DEq3butrFO
— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) February 18, 2020
The club’s new addition could be presented to the media on Thursday and will already be available to Setién for Saturday’s La Liga clash against Eibar at Camp Nou.
The move for Braithwaite has been met with criticism from some quarters with Leganes unable to sign a replacement for their star man, amid a relegation dog fight.
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