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Martin Braithwaite, the most surprising '9' of FC Barcelona

Published:10/10/2020 - 15:20h

Updated:12/10/2020 - 20:46h

Martin Braithwaite, fichado the past February, will inherit the '9' of Luis Suárez with honour and with many win to win a place in the plans of Ronald Koeman

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The past month of February, the FC Barcelona communicated that Ousmane Dembélé would operate of the proximal sinew and that would have a time of drop of six months. Weeks before, already had lost to Luis Suárez by another intervention in the knee and even had tried without success fichar to Rodrigo Moreno to substitute him. When the French joined to the list of drops, the needs culés in the forward were imperiosas.

With the market of enclosed signings, only could arrive a footballer that was without team or that played in LaLiga Santander. Like this the things, the FC Barcelona decanted by Martin Braithwaite, of the Leganés, team that was falling and that finished going down. The Danish offered good physical qualities and a versatility that allowed him play as much as extreme as of leading centre.

During his first weeks, the ex 'pepinero' gave very good feelings, although the stop of the football by the coronavirus braked in dry his progression. The problem for him was that the arrest of the football gave to Luis Suárez time to recover , by what the paper of the Danish in the rest of the campaign was testimonial and in summer was put in the market with the aim to recover part of the 18 million euros that had cost.

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However, it did not go like this: Martin Braithwaite finish remaining and, after the course of Luis Suárez to the Athletic of Madrid and the failure of the FC Barcelona in the signing of Memphis Depay (Olympique of Lyon), is the only leading pure centre of the staff, by what can be an important resource for Ronald Koeman. Besides, in the new distribution of dorsal, the Danish remained the one who in his day carried the Uruguayan: the mythical '9'.

It is quite surprising to see to a player of 'half class' as Martin Braithwaite with a dorsal so legendary.​ Players like Patrick Kluivert, Samuel Eto'or, Zlatan Ibrahimovic or the own Luis Suárez have been some of his last owners, although now the ex of Leganés will try that it do not weigh him. It wants to win the place, help to the team and arrive filmed to the Eurocopa.

In fact, in a conversation of Twitter with fans, Martin Braithwaite enorgulleció to be able to be the '9' of the FC Barcelona. "I seat me really honoured and proud. So many big players have used this number in the past... It is very special for me can be the '9' carrying the T-shirt of the FC Barcelona", said, adding that "my motivation to improve is to win trophies and show the best version of my same". Now it touches him look for his opportunity in the field.

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