Martin Braithwaite is officially a player of FC Barcelona. The blaugrana club paid 18 million, the amount of its clause, to recruit it. The former Toulousain is living a waking dream.
“I am delighted to be there. It’s a dream come true. Everyone who plays football dreams of playing Barça and I am there with great desire. I hope to win a lot of titles. There is a lot of pressure and waiting.” Martin Braithwaite made no secret of his joy at being hired by FC Barcelona until 2024 (with a clause of… 300 million). Landed as a medical joker following the combined injuries of Ousmane Dembélé but also of Luis Suarez, he will have the delicate task of supporting Messi, Griezmann and Ansu Fati.
And to those who doubt his ability to take up this challenge, or who consider that setting the 18 million clause at Leganes for a player who has scored 10 goals for 7 assists in 43 La Liga matches does not make sense, it retort: ”I am a technical player, physically strong. I am very fast and my best quality is that I am a smart player. I move a lot on the ground. I study the game a lot and always try to improve my game with my calls. I’m a goal scorer and I hope to score a lot of goals.“
A very large program for the Danish international striker who will not have the easy part to convince his detractors and bring added value to Barça. In the meantime, he will discover a new club and does not hide his happiness to evolve with Lionel Messi. “He’s definitely the best player in history and playing with him is a great moment for me. I could say that I played with him“, he added. It’s up to him to play …
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) February 20, 2020