Martin Braithwaite arrived at Barcelona from Leganés as an emergency signing in February.
The striker has scored only one goal for the Catalan club, and he’s been made available in the transfer market.
At the end of last month, Mundo Deportivo reported the La Liga side are in talks with Everton and West Ham United for the 29-year-old’s transfer.
Journalist Miguel Rico, writing for the last page of today’s edition of Mundo Deportivo, provides insight into the latest development.
He claims Quique Setién’s side have ‘advanced the negotiations’ with the Hammers for the Denmark international’s sale.
The Blaugrana paid €18m for the attacker, and according to Rico, the Premier League side would be willing to pay around €20m to acquire his services. There’s no mention of Everton in today’s report.
With Barca wanting to offload the former Middlesbrough man, joining West Ham will provide Braithwaite an opportunity to return to England.
David Moyes has the services of Michail Antonio, Sébastien Haller and Albian Ajeti as the three recognised strikers in the squad.
In addition to this, Jordan Hugill has returned to West Ham after his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers.
Braithwaite’s signing would only make the striker position more crowded at West Ham, unless they decide to cut ties with one of the aforementioned players this summer.