FILES) On this file picture taken on November 16, 2018 Denmark’s striker Martin Braithwaite celebrates after scoring their second purpose throughout the UEFA Nations League Group B soccer match between Wales and Denmark at Cardiff Metropolis Stadium in Cardiff on November 16, 2018.
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Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Danish ahead Martin Braithwaite from Leganes after capitalising on a curious La Liga rule to ease their scarcity of choices upfront.
Barca have taken benefit of the regulation that allows Spanish golf equipment within the high two divisions to purchase from one other La Liga membership exterior the switch window in the event that they lose a participant to damage for greater than 5 months.
Ousmane Dembele is predicted to be out for the remainder of the season with a hamstring tear, permitting the Catalans to signal Braithwaite after paying the Dane’s 18 million euro buy-out clause.
“The player will sign a contract with the Club for the rest of the season and four more until 30 June 2024 with the buy out clause set at 300 million euros,” Barcelona introduced on their web site.
After additionally promoting Youssef En-Nesyri to Sevilla final month, Braithwaite’s exit is a merciless blow for struggling Leganes, who will be unable to usher in a substitute except an exception is made by La Liga.
Leganes sit 19th within the desk and play 17th-placed Celta Vigo on Saturday. Braithwaite was their high scorer this season with six objectives.
However the 28-year-old’s addition will give cowl for Barcelona, who had been already with out Luis Suarez to a knee damage earlier than Dembele’s prolonged absence was confirmed.
The membership utilized for permission final week to make an emergency signing and got the inexperienced mild by La Liga on Monday.
Braithwaite may make his debut when Barca play Eibar at Camp Nou within the league on Saturday however the rule states he is not going to be allowed to play within the Champions League.
His arrival comes after the membership allowed Carles Perez to affix Roma and Abel Ruiz to go away for Braga final month when each forwards might need proved helpful choices within the squad.