- The Danish wants the club to pay him the remainder of his contract until 2024, an option ruled out
The sports management of FC Barcelona works intensely in the hours prior to the game against Valladolid this Sunday to try to complete some outings. After closing the transfer of Samuel Umtiti to Lecce for one season without a purchase option, another transferable who did not travel to the United States tour like Martin Braithwaite is waiting to see how his situation is resolved.
The Danish, 31 years old and with a contract until 2024 after arriving in February 2020 from Leganés after paying the termination clause of 18 million euros, was not willing to leave Barça but now he begins to assume his reality in just three months of the World Cup in Qatar with the need to play to be able to get into the squad for the final phase. This yes, Braithwaite wants that Barça pay him the salary corresponding to the two full years that remain and that is something that the Barça sports and executive leadership will not go through at all, which is not at all satisfied due to the lack of collaboration from the striker for helping the club with his March. That is why, just six days before the market closes, the talks must be speeded up with his representative, Ali Dursun, the same as Frenkie de Jong.
The situation of Memphis Depay is also stuck, whose possible departure to Juventus has been stopped by the arrival of Milik on loan from Marseille to the Turin club, which was officially announced this Friday, although some information unlinks both operations. The Dutchman’s requests have been delaying the closing of the agreement between the striker and Juve, who already suspected that Memphis was negotiating with a third party when Manchester United‘s interest became known. According to some English media, United would offer Barcelona 8 million pounds sterling for the signing, while Juve always contemplated the operation with a letter of freedom.