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Burnley Amongst Premier League Teams Linked With Barcelona Star

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Burnley Amongst Premier League Teams Linked With Barcelona Star

Martin Braithwaite could be heading back to the Premier League, with four clubs in England hoping to sign the Barcelona striker.

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Barcelona shocked most English football fans when they signed former Middlesbrough striker Braithwaite from Leganes in February 2019, after needing an emergency replacement for the injured Ousmane Dembele.

In 36 games in the Championship, Braithwaite only scored eight times for Boro, making it a surprise that he moved to one of the best teams in the world.

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During his time at the Nou Camp, the 30-year-old has only scored eight times and mostly been used as a back up option up front.

Now his time with Barca could be over. According to SPORT, the Danish striker was hoping to compete for his place in the squad, despite the signings of Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay, but he's been told he won't play.

His impressive performances at the Euros for Denmark, including a goal against Wales in the last 16, have attracted interest from Burnley, West Ham, Brighton and newly promoted Norwich City.

Braithwaite has impressed at the Euros. Image: PA Images
Braithwaite has impressed at the Euros. Image: PA Images
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As well as the four Premier League clubs, there is said to be interest from Russia from an unnamed club, with an offer already on the table.

None of the English clubs have made a move for the forward as yet but they are said to believe it will be a good move for them.

Ronald Koeman's side are hoping to recuperate much of the £15 million they paid for the striker from Leganes, after he'd scored four goals that season.

The report does say that the club are happy with his professionalism and claims that he is one of the most well liked players in the dressing room.

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However, as well as their new signings, Barcelona do have to think about reducing their wage bill, with La Liga president Javier Tebas recently warning them about it.

Tebas threatened that if the Catalan giants can't reduce their wages then they won't be able to register Lionel Messi for the league, if he signs a new deal.

Whilst the six time Ballon d'Or winner is expected to stay with Barcelona, one of their strikers could yet be moving to England...

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Barcelona, Martin Braithwaite, Premier League, Transfer gossip, norwich city, West Ham United, Burnley, La Liga, Brighton

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