Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at
Barcelona has received permission from the Spanish Football Association to attract an attacker, now that it appears that Ousmane Dembélé has been out of circulation for more than five months. According to Marca Martin Braithwaite is the top candidate in the Camp Nou to replace him for the time being. Barcelona has reportedly placed an offer of twenty million euros with Leganés.
With the aforementioned bid, Barcelona immediately activates the escape clause in the Braithwaite contract, which is still fixed at Leganés until mid-2023. A salient detail is that the attacker of the number nineteen in LaLiga is assisted by Ali Dursun, who is also Frenkie de Jong’s agent. . The latter is working on his first season in the shirt of the Catalan superpower. Dursun is according to RAC1 already in Barcelona for negotiations about his client.
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Braithwaite, with 8 goals and 1 assist in 27 games for Leganés, is not the only attacker that has recently been associated with Barcelona. Also Lucas Pérez (Deportivo Alavés), Ángel (Getafe), Willian José (Real Sociedad) Luis Suárez (Real Zaragoza) and Loren (Real Betis) were mentioned as possible additions to the team of coach Quique Setién, who played a part in club management. has insisted on strengthening the line of attack. In addition to Dembélé, Luis Suárez is also injured for a long time, leaving only Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati in the front.
Due to the personnel problems, Barcelona submitted a request to the Spanish association to strengthen the selection after the transfer market closed. On Monday it was announced that the Camp Nou application had been approved by the medical committee of the union. The technical management of Barcelona has two more to complete the deal with Braithwaite or another option. It is hoped that the contract with the Leganés striker will come to an end this week, so that the Denmark’s international is ready for the Saturday game with Eibar.