Valencia will look to sign Martin Braithwaite from Barcelona in the summer, with Los Che already submitting an enquiry to their fellow La Liga outfit.
According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, Martin Braithwaite is the subject of interest from Valencia over a possible move in the summer transfer window. Los Che have already approached Barcelona to enquire about the possibility of signing the Danish international ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Martin Braithwaite joined Barcelona from Leganes in February 2020 as an emergency signing and has been a decent backup option for the Blaugrana in the last two years. But the ongoing campaign has been tough on the Dane, with injuries and increased competition playing spoilsport, rendering him an afterthought in the first-team squad.
The 30-year-old has managed just 248 minutes of game-time across five appearances, chipping in with two goals and one assist. But with Braithwaite’s career headed nowhere at Barcelona, he is keen on embarking on a new challenge in the summer transfer window. And Valencia could offer the player an escape route out of Barcelona.
Valencia will make sweeping changes to the first-team squad in the summer transfer window as they look to get back to being a consistent team in La Liga after a few years of mediocrity. To that end, several talented players have already been linked with Los Che, including Barcelona defender Oscar Mingueza.
Braithwaite is also a viable target for Valencia, considering Maxi Gomez faces an uncertain future at the Mestalla. The Uruguayan international’s departure will force Los Che to bring in a replacement ahead of the 2022/23 season, bringing the out-of-favour Barcelona forward into the picture.
The report by SPORT also speculates that Celta Vigo might wage a transfer battle with Valencia in the race to sign Braithwaite. And Barcelona will unlikely stand in the 30-year-old’s way, considering they are keen on signing a striker in the summer transfer window amid widespread links with Robert Lewandowski.
It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Braithwaite as his situation at Camp Nou continues to become more frustrating. Leaving Barcelona is advisable, and staying in La Liga cannot be ruled out just yet.