FOOTBALL – Barça Mercato: Joan Laporta close to closing a €15m sale
After the arrival of three new reinforcements this summer, Barça president Joan Laporta is working hard to reduce the size of his bloated and costly squad. The Catalan president is even close to closing a €15 million sale.
Barça Mercato: Laporta agrees to sell Braithwaite
It is an open secret that FC Barcelona is going through an unprecedented financial crisis. To face this critical situation, the Catalan leaders have asked the players to accept a salary cut and they do not intend to stop there. The sale of players remains the number 1 objective of Barça to reduce its colossal wage bill. Antoine Griezmann, Samuel Umtiti or Miralem Pjanic are announced on the departure.
Among the players put on the market by the Catalan club is also the name of Martin Braithwaite. The Danish striker does not fit into the plans of coach Ronald Koeman and could go elsewhere during this mercato. He is expected to join the Premier League, where West Ham is active to welcome him. And as reported by the newspaper Sport, the Hammers and the Catalans have already reached an agreement for the transfer of Martin Braithwaite to the tune of € 15 million. A significant amount for the Barça leaders in search of cash. The British club will now have to convince Martin Braithwaite to join England.
Braithwaite disappointed with West Ham offer
The source explains that the West Ham leaders have begun negotiations with the 30-year-old player to complete his signature. Only, Martin Braithwaite is a little disappointed with the contractual proposal of the Hammers. The Catalan media explains that the former Toulouse player has not responded favorably to the offer of the British club, whose details have not yet leaked. Negotiations are still ongoing between the two parties to find a common ground.