Barcelona are ready to pay Leganes striker Braithwaite's release clause

The Danish international will cost the club 18 million euros

El danés Braithwaite, muy cerca del FC Barcelona
El danés Braithwaite, muy cerca del FC Barcelona | EFE

FC Barcelona have decided to pay Leganes striker Martin Braithwaite's release clause, which is €18 millions, to bring him in as the replacement for Ousmane Dembele. 

The signing could be closed on Tuesday or Wednesday and Braithwaite would be presented immediately. The Danish international has been directly requested by the Barca coach Quique Setien. 

Braithwaite's agents are currently negotiating with Barcelona over a deal which would run for three-and-a-half years, ending in the summer of 2023. 

Barca were on Monday given permission by La Liga's medical commission to make an emergency signing outside of the transfer window after losing Dembele to injury for six months. 

A versatile forward, the 28-year-old Braithwaite began his career with Esbjberg (2009-2013) in his homeland before spells with French sides Toulouse and Bordeaux and English side Middlesbrough.

He joined Leganes on loan initially in January of 2019 before making his move permanent last summer. This season, he has made 19 appearances in La Liga, scoring six goals. In the Copa he played one game, scoring twice. 

With Denmark, Braithwaite has won 39 caps and scored seven goals since making his international debut in 2013. 



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