Throughout the last transfer window, West Ham were linked with a move for Martin Braithwaite. The Denmark international had signed for Barcelona earlier this year and the Blaugrana were presented as being keen to quickly offload him.
In November, Spanish newspaper AS reported Braithwaite had been ‘about to sign’ for the Hammers, but the transfer collapsed. Quickly after that came more claims from Spain, this time stating West Ham were set to return to try and get the signing done in the coming winter market.
However, Braithwaite himself was against the idea of a move, rejecting the prospect of West Ham and other Premier League clubs who had shown an interest. He wanted to continue at Barcelona and was determined to prove himself. At the time, that looked unlikely and it was thought to be a matter of convincing the player a move was in his best interests.
Well, it would appear the 29-year-old has been proven right. Fichajes go over the situation today, and name some of the clubs who have been interested, with West Ham the first on the list.
He played against Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League on November 24th, and got two goals and an assist. Then came a La Liga match against Osasuna, in which Braithwaite also scored, and on Wednesday evening he again found the back of the net, this time against Ferencvárosi.
Those goals have completely changed the player’s situation and rejecting a move is working out rather well at the moment.