WEST HAM and Everton are in talks with Barcelona about a move for their striker Martin Braithwaite, according to reports.
The Danish forward only moved to the Nou Camp in February but he looks set to depart just six months after the controversial transfer.
Barca were allowed to swoop for the 29-year-old as an emergency signing from Leganes just six months ago.
Other Spanish clubs are said to be interested but Barca have admitted his future likely lies in the Premier League.
The Catalan giants already have a good relationship with the Toffees while the Hammers are said to have been tracking the Danish international since before his Nou Camp switch.
Barca were allowed to sign Braithwaite outside the January transfer window as they met his £15million release clause following Ousmane Dembele’s injury lay-off.
But the deal was met with huge criticism.
Leganes were not allowed to sign a replacement for the forward, which seriously hindered them in their unsuccessful fight against relegation.
But Braithwaite had next to no impact for the Catalans as they missed out on the LaLiga title to bitter rivals Real Madrid.
Despite having four years left on his contract, the former Middlesbrough man is already believed to have been told he is surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp.
He is unable to compete in the Champions League for Barca next month.
And it is claimed his representatives are already sounding out his next employers.
By: William Pugh
Title: West Ham and Everton eye transfer for controversial Barcelona signing Martin Braithwaite just six months after move
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12277681/west-ham-everton-transfer-barcelona-martin-braithwaite/
Published Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:45:03 +0000