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Greek giants line up move for Barcelona misfit forward, in talks with club and player

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Barcelona have been making relentless efforts to get rid of out-of-favour forward Martin Braithwaite this summer, but they are yet to achieve success.

However, they may have found a new suitor for the Danish international in the form of Greek club AEK Athens.

Indeed, as per Mundo Deportivo, the Greek giants have made contact with both Barcelona and Braithwaite as well to assess the possibility of a transfer this summer.

AEK Athens are in no hurry to complete the transfer, though, as the transfer window in Greece runs until the 15th of September.

Braithwaite signed for Barcelona in February 2020 as an emergency signing from Leganes after the club were hit with an injury crisis. While he scored some important goals, the Dane was never a regular in the side.

Following the arrival of Xavi as manager last year, it was made clear to Braithwaite that he no longer belonged in the plans going forward. However, he refused to leave the club in January and continued to hold firm on his stance this summer as well.

But the 31-year-old has shown signs that he might be open to an exit now, with the club negotiating with the forward about terminating his contract.

There have been several clubs in La Liga who have shown an interest, but the ex-Middlebrough star’s wages could be an issue, while time is also running out fast in the window.

Time would not be an issue for AEK Athens, though, as there are still over two weeks left before the window slams shut at in Greece. With talks ongoing with both Barcelona and Braithwaite, it will be interesting to see if a move to the Greek outfit materialises.

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