Martin Braithwaite reached an agreement with Barcelona to terminate his contract as he found a new club.
Throughout the summer transfer window, the conflict between Martin Braithwaite and FC Barcelona has been extensively covered in the media.
The club’s extravagant market strategies this summer, which included bringing in players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres, and Robert Lewandowski, had a negative impact on the Dane.
With almost little prospect of breaking into the starting eleven as a result of their additions, Braithwaite is now last in the pecking order.
The entire affair has increased the hostility between Braithwaite and the club, along with certain off-the-field behaviors. However, there is where things get tricky because Barça has made it clear that they have no wish to approve of his departure either.
As part of his attempt to exact revenge on the team for allegedly mistreating him, the player has rejected attempts to relocate him away from Camp Nou.
However, Barcelona is not backing down and is willing to void his contract in order to create some much-needed space in the team. That problem would be much improved by the sale of Braithwaite, who, according to Fabrizio Romano, is almost set to leave the club.
The arrangement is expected to be reached even if the official contract termination cannot be complicated today. It will make Braithwaite want to look for a new club, preferably before the month is out. Gerard Romero (h/t Fabrizio Romano) has reported this.
According to trustworthy Italian media rumors, Braithwaite will reveal his new club today. Although he hasn’t had much success persuading Barcelona, he is not lacking on suitors.
Many Spanish clubs have already expressed interest in signing him by the end of the month, partly because of his generally respectable La Liga performance.
Martin Braithwaite is expected to join La Liga side Espanyol in the coming hours, as per multiple reports.
Although it would be intriguing to watch if the striker travels to other leagues, his status as a free agent soon helped him win a new contract.