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Barcelona to pay Leganes striker Martin Braithwaite’s €18m release clause - report

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This might actually be happening

Leganes v Real Betis Sevilla - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Barcelona are reportedly willing to pay Martin Braithwaite’s release clause and could complete the signing of the Leganes forward tomorrow or Wednesday.

Sport report that Braithwaite is the chosen one and that Barca will splash out €18 million to bring him to the Camp Nou.

Talks between player and club are currently underway, and he could be handed a three-and-a-half year deal that runs until the summer of 2023.

If Braithwaite does arrive it will be a real surprise. The forward was playing in the English Championship just two seasons ago before moving to Leganes.

Javier Aguirre’s side lost Youssef En-Nesyri in the January window but may also be about to lose Braithwaite too if Barca do activate his release clause.

The club were given permission on Monday to make an emergency signing and have 15 days to complete a transfer.