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Martin Braithwaite given hostile reception from Barcelona fans at the Nou Camp as contract dispute rages on

Rory O'Callaghan

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Martin Braithwaite given hostile reception from Barcelona fans at the Nou Camp as contract dispute rages on

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Martin Braithwaite received a hostile reception from Barcelona fans at the Nou Camp on Sunday. Watch the video below:

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Barcelona are currently unable to register a number of their new signings this summer, including star striker Robert Lewandowski, unless they cut their huge wage bill.

Barcelona are reportedly pressuring several fringe players to leave, including Braithwaite – who only joined the La Liga giants from Leganes in 2020.

But reports in Spain claim Braithwaite is refusing to give in to the club's demands and leave this summer unless he is paid what he is owed.

Barcelona fans voiced their anger with Braithwaite ahead of Joan Gamper Trophy friendly match against Mexican side Pumas UNAM on Sunday.

Braithwaite is reportedly refusing to leave Barcelona unless he is paid his contract in full (Image: Alamy)
Braithwaite is reportedly refusing to leave Barcelona unless he is paid his contract in full (Image: Alamy)

Before kick-off, each member of the Barcelona squad was presented to the crowd, with Braithwaite booed by a large section of the home support when his name was announced.

The Dane appeared visibly upset by the crowd's reaction, prompting his teammate Memphis Depay to give him a reassuring pat on the shoulder.

"Braithwaite has done nothing wrong, and yet this is the reception he gets," wrote one fan on Twitter.

Another added: "The Barcelona group of fans is mostly like a cult. It's always the players' fault that their run is so poorly run."

Braithwaite did not feature in the match as Barcelona ran out 6-0 winners at the Nou Camp.

Spanish publication Sport claim Barcelona have offered the former Middlesbrough forward a 'letter of freedom' - essentially a break clause that would allow the Dane to leave the club this summer.

But Braithwaite is believed to have rejected this offer and demanded to be paid his full salary for the remainder of his deal.

He is not the only player currently locked in a salary dispute with Barcelona, with midfielder Frenkie de Jong also owed money by the Catalan club.

Manchester United and Chelsea are both keen to sign De Jong but the Netherlands international is reluctant to leave Barcelona, who reportedly owe him around £17m in deferred wages.

Topics: Martin Braithwaite, Barcelona, Football, La Liga, Transfers

Rory O'Callaghan
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