‘He isn’t in Barcelona to ask for autographs’: Martin Braithwaite believes he has a big role to play still at the Nou Camp when LaLiga resumes
- Martin Braithwaite had been brought in by Barcelona as an emergency signing
- Barcelona were short up top and signed Braithwaite to help out in the short-term
- The ex-Middlesbrough striker featured three times before football’s suspension
- Now Luis Suarez is fit again while Barcelona are in pursuit of Lautaro Martinez
Martin Braithwaite reportedly believes he has a future at Barcelona despite the huge competition for places up front when LaLiga resumes.
But following his controversial £16million arrival on a four-year contract, the ex-Middlesbrough striker featured just three times for Barcelona before the coronavirus pandemic stopped football in its tracks.
Martin Braithwaite reportedly believes he can play a big role for Barcelona when Laliga starts
The return of striker Luis Suarez is set to limit Braithwaite’s game-time at the Nou Camp
The suspension has allowed Suarez to return to full fitness while Barcelona are in hot pursuit of Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan, meaning Braithwaite’s game-time could become extremely limited when LaLiga returns on June 11
But according to Danish publication Bold.dk, as quoted by AS, they insist Braithwaite ‘isn’t in Barcelona to ask for autographs’, with the striker convinced he can play a big role for the LaLiga giants.
The Danish striker, formerly of Middlesbrough, has reportedly used football’s suspension to prove that he is ready to have a long-term future at the Nou Camp.
And with matches set to come thick and fast when LaLiga returns, Barcelona may well Braithwaite after all.
Barcelona sit top of LaLiga, two points above arch rivals Real Madrid with 11 matches remaining.
Braithwaite featured just three times for Barcelona before football’s suspension in March