The reality, it seems that the Dane has no place in the Catalans projects for next season, and Barca will have to sit down with the ex-Leganes player and set out their objectives.
Martin wants to stay with Barcelona
Martin Braithwaite is convinced he has everything needed to succeed at Barcelona, and the forward is determined to continue his dream at Camp Nou. The reality, it seems that the Dane has no place in the Catalans projects for next season, and Barca will have to sit down with the ex-Leganes player and set out their objectives. When Barcelona made their move for Braithwaite, they were in a state of emergency without many suitable forwards. They were allowed to negotiate outside the transfer window due to Ousmane Dembele’s long-term injury. It was a signing they made out of necessity more than a choice, which resulted in them paying €18 million for his services and even giving him a five-year contract. Some have interpreted this as an intention to keep him, but now it seems that that is no longer the case.
The coronavirus crisis has indeed put Braithwaite at a disadvantage. The pandemic stalled football for three months, just as it showed some signs of promise, and this allowed Luis Suarez to return to fitness. As a result, Braithwaite faded into the background, and even Ansu Fati stayed ahead of him in the order of a bite. Barcelona needs to make a decision. The forward wants to stay well done with the Catalans. But if they sign Lautaro Martinez, he is unlikely to get many minutes. In any case, the Dane will have the final say.