West Ham could have a good chance to sign Martin Braithwaite, according to AS.
Barcelona are currently in a major rebuilding phase and experiencing financial trouble.
The Blaugrana’s financial woes are well-documented and they are a major reason why the club opted to sign Braithwaite from Leganes in 2020.
Their inability to sign world-class talent was also the reason Braithwaite, a technically modest player compared to Barcelona’s other options, made more than 40 appearances in all competitions last season.
While he is a hard worker, Braithwaite is not the most prolific attacker nor is he the most gifted.
West Ham will be looking for a new forward this summer as a replacement for Sebastien Haller who left the club to join Ajax Amsterdam in January but the Dane is not a player that they should be looking to.
The Hammers will be hoping for yet another strong season after they impressed last season, qualifying for the Europa League. They will be looking to also advance to the deep stages of the Europa League next season and so should be looking for a striker who can score between 20-25 goals per season.
Such a player is not Braithwaite.
Braithwaite would have been a decent option to use as cover for the main forward but Michail Antonio could likely serve in that role next season.
Meanwhile, a good option that the Hammers can turn towards is unsettled Southampton star Danny Ings. Ings is a proven scorer in the Premier League and is believed to be keen on leaving St Marys given that he has not yet signed a new contract with the club amidst just one year remaining on his deal.
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