Everton And West Ham Battle For Barcelona's Braithwaite

Premier League clubs Everton and West Ham are reportedly in talks with Barcelona over Martin Braithwaite.

The 29-year-old forward is rumoured to be sold off this summer by the Catalan club. Braithwaite had joined Barca as an emergency injury sub this season. However, he’s not eligible to play in the Champions League due to rules and regulations surrounding his signing as an injury replacement player.

His field time with Barcelona finished when the La Liga winners were declared – and now Barcelona want to sell him off to English clubs, with Everton and West Ham leading the transfer race, according to Mundo Deportivo.

So far, his stats add up to 1 goal in 4 starting matches, along with 7 caps as a substitute for Barcelona. Everton have a favourable relationship with the Catalan club, thus, they might be more off on a headstart than West Ham. Everton have bought players from Barcelona in the past, not one but many. 

However, West Ham have been keeping an eye on Martin Braithwaite for a while now, making the Blaugrana well aware of their interest. Barcelona had bought Braithwaite just this year in February, merely a few months back – for 18 million euros. However, now that his spell and need at Barcelona is over, his future seems to lie in the English Premier League.

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