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Leganes confirm Barcelona approach for Martin Braithwaite

‘Pay the clause or he stays’ is the message from Butarque

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Leganes owner Felipe Moreno has confirmed that Barcelona have made an approach for striker Martin Braithwaite.

Moreno says the club have been in touch and he’s worried he’s going to lose the striker which will make the club’s fight against relegation even harder.

Braithwaite reportedly has a release clause of €18m, and Moreno says the only way he will go to the Camp Nou is if Barcelona stump up the full fee.

“The truth is that we’re very worried. After what happened with En-Nesyri, staying in this league gets harder every day.”

“I can understand that Barcelona do this if the law says it but I thought they could not sign an active player and only one not contracted.

“Yesterday they called and they were thinking about it as well as others. I understand that Braithwaite would go to Barca, I would too.

“That said we’re not negotiating anything. Pay the clause or he stays at Leganes.”

Source | Sport

Braithwaite appears to be Barcelona’s preferred choice although the Angel Rodriguez rumors haven’t quite gone away. Speculation has suggested Barca want a deal wrapped up quickly so we may see some movement soon.

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