West Ham linked with Martin Braithwaite


Denmark international Martin Braithwaite could leave Barcelona this summer, and West Ham United are keeping tabs on the attacker.

According to Spanish publication Sport, Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley and Norwich City are also monitoring the player.

The Spanish club paid around €18 million to sign Braithwaite, and they will be looking to recoup most of their outlay.

The player won’t be a regular starter next season, especially after Sergio Aguero’s arrival, and it makes sense for Barcelona to move him on permanently.

SL View: Would be an underwhelming addition for the Hammers

West Ham must improve their attacking options, but the 30-year-old would not generate much excitement amongst their fans.

He bagged seven goals and four assists in all competitions last season, and the Hammers need someone more prolific.

Braithwaite could prove a decent squad option for the London club, but he’s not good enough to lead the line for them every week.

He can operate across the front line, and his versatility could be useful for his other suitors next season.

Braithwaite needs to play regular first-team football, and a move to one of the other interested Premier League clubs would probably be a sensible decision.

Read: West Ham keen on 23-year-old defender this summer.

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