Barcelona set to allow Martin Braithwaite to leave on loan this summer as clubs hover around Danish striker


BARCELONA are ready to listen to offers from underprivileged striker Martin Braithwaite, according to reports.

The Denmark international, 31, was frozen out by boss Xavi last season – appearing in just five games during the campaign.


Denmark international Martin Braithwaite has been told he is surplus to Barcelona’s requirementsCredit: Getty

And now the Catalans are ready to let the maligned star go.

Mundo Deportivo have claimed that Braithwaite has been told by the Barcelona manager that he is no longer in his plans.

On international duty, Braithwaite has revealed he wants to see out the rest of his contract at Camp Nou.

“I don’t think of leaving Barca I have two years left on my contract,” he said.

But Barca are ready to listen to loan offers for the £15m signing from Leganes.

And that alerted Brighton, Celta Vigo and Valencia to his services.

The decision on Braithwaite’s future comes as Barcelona are desperate to reach a deal for Robert Lewandowski.

The Bayern Munich star, 33, has revealed he wants to leave the Bavarians this summer – with one year remaining on his current contract.


Polish legend Lewandowski is even said to be willing to take a £100,000-a-week pay cut to force the switch.

But Spanish league president Javier Tebas insists Barcelona’s financial problems are currently excluding them from big-money signings.

Tebas told Marca: “They (Barcelona) know what they have to do.

“They are very familiar with our economic control rules and their financial situation.

“The rules are there to avoid major economic problems. I don’t know if they will sell De Jong, Pedri or Pepito Perez.

“They know what they have to do – sell assets and earn more, that’s what they have to do.

“Barca have accumulated many losses over the past fiscal years, some of which could have been avoided and they have to fill the pantry.

“Just like Madrid filled him up, Barcelona gutted him. Today they can’t sign him (Lewandowski).”

Last week, Lewandowski said: “My time at Bayern is over. I no longer see any possibility of continuing to play for this club.

“Bayern are a serious club and I don’t think they will keep me, I don’t want to play there anymore.

“A transfer is the best solution. I hope they don’t arrest me.”


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