Barcelona are reportedly ready to pay Martin Braithwaite’s release clause to make an emergency signing.
Sport claims that the forward would cost Barca €18m as talks are underway over a permanent deal.
If Braithwaite were to make the Camp Nou switch, it will be a bolt out of the blue. The 28-year-old was playing in the Championship two years back before transfering out to Leganes.
Javier Aguirre’s side lost Youssef En-Nesyri last month and is about to lose Braithwaite as well. Barca, who lost Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez to injuries this year, has been allowed to make a mid-season signing. They have been allotted 15 days to bring in someone to cover the final third spot.
Currently, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati are the only three fit attackers in the side. With Barcelona faltering constantly, it will be really difficult for them to win any silverware without any sort of backup.
Braithwaite is quite accomplished on the international front, winning 39 caps for Denmark so far. He has scored 6 goals in 24 La Liga appearances for Leganes this season. He is capable of playing as a winger and a second striker, giving Quique Setien some options to work with.