Barcelona introduced a new striker last night. The Catalonia football club brought in a 28-year-old player from Denmark for 18 million euros. Martin Braithwaite transferred from CD Leganés with special permission from La Liga management. Because Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez will not be back until the end of the season. Martin has scored six goals for the Leganes this season and after that signed for Barcelona.
When bringing in new players, Barcelona usually presents them in a full stadium. But this time the Camp Nou was empty. Only club officials, photojournalists, and family members were present at the performances. The club management decided not to open the stadium doors to fans in fear that too few would come.
Instead of celebrating and cheering, the new striker had a little play with the ball in front of the photojournalists and signed a contract. He admitted that he was surprised that the big club was interested in him. He had always wanted to play for Barcelona, so now he would take the big opportunity. Danish player will play with number 19 on its jersey.
Christensen Braithwaite is a professional footballer from Denmark who plays for the Danish national team and the football club Barcelona. He is known as a player who can play in the position of the striker as well as on the wing. Christensen started his career at Sædding-Guldager Idrætsforening after which he joined Esbjerg Fb.
Braithwaite spent a short time at FC Midtjylland Sports Academy. He made his debut in 2009 at Esbjerg Fb, playing 63 Superliga games where he scored 12 goals. He won the Danish Cup with the club. After turning out to be a good player, he was invited to play for the Danish national team.
In early 2020, Barcelona launched an exemption clause so Martin could sign a four-year contract. Many thought this was a risky move for the club as clubs were allowed to sell or buy players during January. The transfer eventually took place after January, but with the justification that the two players will not play until the end of the season.
Martin got the opportunity to play for the Guyana National Team thanks to his father, who is originally from that country. The young player turned down the offer because he wanted to play for Denmark. He scored his first international goal at a 2013 friendly match against Poland. Maybe his value will increase even more with better soccer 10 results.