West Ham United decided to look for a new striker in the summer window after failing to bring in a new No.9 through the club’s door in the winter market.
The Hammers’ long search could finally come to an end, if a report from Sport is to be believed.
According to the Catalan outlet, Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite is ‘very close’ to the Premier League side.
The 30-year-old’s impressive form for Denmark at the Euros had caught attention of David Moyes’ side, Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion.
There were also rumours of Wolverhampton Wanderers wanting to sign the ex-Boro man, but these claims were dismissed by his agent, Hasan Cetinkaya.
Sport now state the player is in ‘advanced negotiations’ with the English club and if the deal goes through, Ronald Koeman’s side will earn €15m from his sale.
They further add the agreement between the two clubs is ‘practically done’, but the Dane is yet to say yes to the London based side.
Braithwaite, as of now, is ‘reluctant’ to accept the offer proposed by West Ham and if they were to raise the financial side of things, then the ‘agreement will be practically sealed’.
West Ham are the ‘favourite’ to sign Braithwaite and until they reach an agreement with him, other clubs could move in and snatch him away from Moyes’ side.