HE WILL COST 18 MILLION EUROS

OFFICIAL: FC Barcelona announces the signing of Braithwaite

Published:19/02/2020 - 16:55h

Updated:19/02/2020 - 17:16h

FC Barcelona has officially announced the signing of Martin Braithwaite, until now Leganés striker, after the payment of the termination clause, of 18 million euros

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The FC Barcelona has done official this Thursday the signing of Martin Braithwaite, until today pertaining to the staff of the Leganés, after the payment of the clause of rescission stipulated in his agreement, that enciphered in 18 million euros. The Danish forward will occupy the index card left free by Ousmane Dembélé, lesionado of long length, and will sign for the next four seasons and average, until 2024.

The Barça, that the Monday to the midday received the official confirmation by part of LaLiga and the Federation about the validation of the medical parts of Dembélé, could put then in movement the machinery to reinforce the forward, that until had remained in picture with Leo Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati like only members. Quique Setién, that asked a polyvalent forward, will explain now with the Danish, that can play so much of extreme as of '9'.

The rumours about Braithwaite intensified when RAC1, during the night of this Monday, confirmed that the agent of the forward of the Leganés, Ali Dursun (curiously is the same that the one of Frenkie of Jong), was in Barcelona to negotiate the incorporation of the ariete to the rows of the Barcelona staff, something that finally has finish closing and doing official a day afterwards.

The Leganés is sumido in an intense fight by the permanence and was not adherent to leave go to a player that this season already has annotated eight goals (six in the national championship of LaLiga and other two in the Glass of Rey). Thus, as Felipe Moreno, owner of the club 'pepinero', announced, the FC Barcelona has had to remit to the clause, of 18 millions.

End of the wintry serial

During several weeks, have arisen several names like possible reinforcements for the forward of the FC Barcelona. Willian José, Loren Morón, Lucas Pérez or Roger Martí have been some of the footballers that have sondeado, and even there was a draft agreement for fichar to Ángel Rodríguez, of the Getafe, but finally the versatility of Braithwaite has finish being determinant for the final decision after the request of Setién.

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