FC Barcelona are closing in on the termination of Martin Braithwaite’s contract at Celta Vigo, reports Diario AS.
The two parties have practically reached an agreement over handing the striker a letter of freedom that will guarantee his exit from Camp Nou
Deemed surplus to the requirements by Xavi Hernandez ahead of the new season, Braithwaite was reluctant to leave Barça. But the club are desperate to secure his exit in an attempt to make some space in the squad and register new players such as Robert Lewandowski.
The report from Diario AS suggests Braithwaite currently has two options on his table, with Celta Vigo and Getafe both hoping to acquire his services.
Getafe, for one, are aware of the fact that the player prefers to reside in Madrid rather than move out of Spain. Celta Viga, on the other hand, are targeting the Danish international in the aftermath of Santi Mina’s sexual assault case that landed him four years in jail.
Denis Suarez has found himself in the midst of controversy as well, potentially reducing Celta’s attacking options further.
That is where the addition of Martin Braithwaite could be handy for coach Eduardo Coudet. The Dane has past experience of playing in La Liga, having notably enjoyed immense success during his time at Leganes.
Braithwaite himself has no shortage of alternatives, though. Apart from the two La Liga outfits, he has been approached by a few Premier League clubs, while a Saudi Arabian club have offered a lucrative deal on the table recently.
The Barcelona attacker, though, is likely to remain in Spain and move to either Celta or Getafe as we move closer to the start of the new season.