Barcelona’s Contract With Braithwaite Raises Eyebrows In The Football World
FC Barcelona’s signing of Martin Braithwaite is the most unlikely event of the European football season. On Thursday, Barcelona signed the 20-year old Danish forward from La Liga rivals Leganes.
FC Barcelona signing Braithwaite
Barcelona triggered a $19.4 million release clause in the Leganes contract of Braithwaite to sign the player. But it also put $324 million release clause on his Barcelona contract. The release clause is used to discourage rival teams from approaching players. But the clause inserted by Barcelona is the highest by any Spanish club.
Special emergency dispensation for Barcelona
Spanish football bosses gave special emergency dispensation to Barcelona for finding a replacement of forward Ousmane Dembele when he took six-moths leave due to a hamstring injury. The emergency window was provided for January.
But Leganes are opposing this transfer because the club loses one of the most important players. According to Leganes director general Martin Ortega, they were in a situation of serious damage.
Martin Braithwaite new contract
The player has signed four-year deal with FC Barcelona. He will play until 2024. But it isn’t the first time that Braithwaite signed a deal. He had been previously associated with Esbjerg in his Denmark, French club Toulouse and Middlesbrough in England.
Braithwaite has been a fantastic player throughout his career as he scored six goals in 24 league appearances for Leganes. Also, he played 39 matches for the Denmark national team.
FC Barcelona presently stands second in the La Liga table. It would play its next match with Eibar on Saturday, February 22.