Report: Barcelona still want to sell Wolves target Martin Braithwaite
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Report: Barcelona still want to sell Wolves target Martin Braithwaite

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According to the latest reports, reported Wolverhampton Wanderers target and Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite is still up for sale.

The Denmark international is reportedly available this summer.

Spanish outlet Sport are reporting that Barcelona are looking to replace the forward with either Alexandre Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal.

Sport reported last month that Wolves want to sign Braithwaite in the summer transfer window.

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Despite the report, there remain genuine concerns over whether Barcelona would be able to afford a new striker.

Due to La Liga rules,, Barcelona must have their wage capped to 70% of that from last season. Therefore, they are operating on a very tight budget.

Both Lacazette and Aubameyang are on hefty wages at Arsenal and would command a similar figure at the Blaugrana.

Nevertheless, because of Sergio Aguero’s injury, it has forced the club to explore other striking options.

Martin Braithwaite could still end up at Wolves

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Even if Barcelona are unable to sign one of the Arsenal strikers, Braithwaite could still end up at Wolves.

The former Middlesbrough forward does not appear to be in manager Ronald Koeman’s first-team plans this season. The Spanish giants must continue to reduce their wage bill, and Braithwaite is a more disposable option.

Wolves remain in the market for a striker following the loan-exit of Patrick Cutrone to Empoli. There is also uncertainty surrounding Rafa Mir’s involvement at the club.

This would leave Wolves with just two senior strikers. Braithwaite could offer the team some much-needed depth.