Barcelona are confident of selling striker Martin Braithwaite in the coming days. The club has various offers on the table and the forward has now agreed to leave the Catalan club. Not only will this help the club to reduce its wage bill, but the player feels he will be able to command a higher salary elsewhere. While his destination is not yet clear, the club is hoping to sell the player for around 15 million euros.
Barcelona were always hopeful of selling the Danish striker this summer. Offers were made for him in the winter transfer window but the player was not interested in a move at the time. The club was hopeful that his value would increase with a set of positive displays at the European Championship and this turned out to be the case, with Braithwaite playing a key role in one of the surprise packages of the tournament, Denmark.
Barça has always been confident of recouping the full amount that they paid Leganés for the player, and they are now hoping to do this in the next seven days. Braithwaite had initially planned to stay and fight for his place at the Camp Nou, but the signings of Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay have made it clear that he will struggle to get minutes.
The Dane understands the situation
The Danish striker got minutes under Koeman last season, although this was largely due to injuries to Barça's attacking players. However, with players recovering from injury and the new signings made by the club, he knows that he is unlikely to play such a prominent role next season. Braithwaite has now decided to leave Camp Nou to play elsewhere, with his new club likely to be based abroad. He hopes to feel more valued in his next side, and sees a move as a good opportunity to command a higher wage.
The Danish striker has various offers from the Premier League. In recent weeks, West Ham, Norwich and Brighton have been linked with a permanent move. Another offer has been received from a Russian team, which is attractive to both the club and the player, while Valencia have also expressed an interest in him. However, the latter would only be able to secure Braithwaite's services if it was part of a swap deal or a loan move. England looks likely to be his next destination.