Barcelona outcast demands €5 million compensation to terminate his contract
Barcelona have dealt a setback in their attempts to offload Memphis Depay as Juventus have decided to sign Arkadiusz Milik instead of the Dutchman.
It has left the Catalans in a difficult situation as they need to offload players at the earliest possible in order to register Jules Kounde and any other new signing that might come into the club.
Martin Braithwaite is one player who has been deemed surplus to requirements for quite some time now. But the Danish international has been unwilling to leave the club as it would mean he would have to let go of his handsome wages at Camp Nou.
However, according to MARCA, Braithwaite could now change his stance and leave Barcelona in the coming days provided the club pay €5 million in compensation for the two years left on his contract before terminating it and letting him leave for free.
It was previously reported that the former Leganes and Middlesbrough striker wanted the Blaugrana to compensate the complete salary of his two-year contract. However, he has seemingly reduced his demands to €5 million, with negotiations ongoing.
RCD Mallorca have shown an interest in signing Braithwaite from Barça although any move would depend on him coming to an agreement over the terms of his exit from Camp Nou.
Braithwaite was left of Barcelona’s tour to the United States earlier in the summer while he has not been called up to the squad for any of their La Liga games so far. The striker was jeered by fans during the Joan Gamper Trophy clash against Pumas earlier this month.
Barça are understood to have grown frustrated with the forward’s antics and have been considering unilaterally terminating his contract.
But with negotiations underway, the two parties might reach a middle ground as the Catalans look to part ways with another unwanted member of the roster.