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Barcelona striker claim wide of the mark

Reports that West Ham are in advanced talks with Barcelona to sign striker Martin Braithwaite are wide of the mark.

Barca were given special permission by LaLiga to sign Braithwaite as an emergency transfer in February. The Spanish giants were allowed to sign the striker due to the long-term injury suffered by Luis Suarez that had initially ruled him out for the season.

Braithwaite made 11 total appearances, seven from the bench, and scored once for the LaLiga runners-up.

Braithwaite is surplus to requirements at Barcelona and they will be looking to offload the Denmark international.

A Mundo Deportivo report that the Hammers are in ‘advanced negotiations’ to sign the striker in an £18million (€20m) summer deal.

A  club insider refuted in the claim and said West Ham are in no advanced talks for anyone at the moment and the story was specualtion.

At 29 year of age, Braithewaite doesn’t match the kind of player David Moyes is looking for as he strives to bring down the average age of the first-team squad.


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Barcelona striker claim wide of the mark

  1. IGHALO would be a better buy for that figure however West ham should try youth first

  2. We get linked with this fella every window, but it sounds like agent talk to me. He doesn’t fit Moyes’ plan, his stats stink and he’s nearly 30.

    I know some people will say he’s ‘typical Sully’, but there’s never been any real evidence to suggest we’ve ever actually had any interest.

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