La Liga have given Barcelona permission to make signing outside the transfer window following Ousmane Dembélé’s injury setback. The Frenchman will be out of action for the next six months.
Getafe’s Ángel Rodríguez was initially the preferred choice for the Camp Nou side, but Leganés Martin Braithwaite had overtaken the Spaniard on Monday.
Earlier today, Sport explained Quique Setién prefers the former Middlesbrough man over Ángel, but it wasn’t clear if the Spanish champions were willing to pay his €18m release clause.
Denmark’s BT now brings the latest update and state the Blaugrana will not try to reduce the 28-year-old’s asking price due to the good relation shared between two clubs, and therefore will pay the attacker’s €18m to acquire to his services.
It’s claimed the Catalan club have already agreed personal terms with the Denmark international for four-and-a-half years.
With personal terms being sorted, BT adds Barcelona have contacted Leganés to ‘finalise the deal’ for Braithwaite.
The Danish outlet see the striker as being ‘millimetres’ away from playing alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez.