Braithwaite snubbed West Brom interest in January to remain at Barcelona

Braithwaite snubbed West Brom interest in January to remain at Barcelona

The Premier League side wanted the Dane to help their fight against relegation

The January transfer window could have led to more exits from Barcelona. If in the final days of the transfer window Junior Firpo was in the news, now it's Martin Braithwaite.

West Bromwich Albion offered to take Braithwaite on loan with an option to buy the Danish striker had no intention of leaving Camp Nou.

It's not the first time he's rejected interest from elsewhere. In the summer, it was West Ham United who tried to bring him in.

Braithwaite, 29, has a contract with Barça until 2024 having joined the club a year ago from Leganes.

He's always reiterated that his desire is to stay in Barcelona: "There is no chance I leave in the winter window, nor at the end of the season. Next season I will keep fighting for my objectives."

The frontman wasn't even concerned by coach Ronald Koeman's desire to bring in another striker.

"I like that they're looking for other players," he said. "It is how it should be at a club like this, aspiring to have the best in the world. It doesn't scare me, it motivates me."

Braithwaite's commitment and resilience is bearing fruit. He has the backing of his teammates and, as an example, has been haded two penalties this season.

"Martin scored one in the Champions League and that's why they decided he'd take another," said Koeman after he missed against Elche.

"Braithwaite is working hard, he puts in a huge effort and he contributes because he can play in different positions."


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