The thing with Martin Braithwaite and Barcelona is starting to look like a poker game. The club is pressuring him as much as possible to leave the team this summer, but the Dane is not taking the hint. Not even the threat of not playing in the middle of the World Cup year seems to worry the striker.
Barcelona has an excessive amount of strikers in their squad. He doesn’t have Martin Braithwaite and Xavi let him know personally at the end of last season. In fact, in case it wasn’t clear to you, the Dane was one of the players who was left without traveling with the rest of the team to the American tour.
The thought of the sports management was that during those two weeks, the attacker would be able to close his exit to some other team.
Nothing is further from reality. Although the former Leganés player has an offer on the table -it seems that a proposal from Saudi Arabia has arrived-, for now, he is reluctant to leave.
Barcelona has considered giving him the letter of freedom, but Martin Braithwaite is not in the mood to forgive the two years of salary that would still lie ahead.
Thus, Barcelona is considering more pressure measures to push the footballer to leave, although they must go with lead feet. There is a special concern of the club to try to do this well. They know that if they go out of line, they can give the footballer a basis to file a complaint. Of course, they do not understand the position of the player, who seems a little concerned about his situation.