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Wolverhampton Wanderers monitoring Barcelona's Martin Braithwaite

Wolverhampton Wanderers may have signed former Barcelona players in the past, but you could be forgiven for being surprised to see them get linked to their current number nine.

Following Barca’s signings of Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay, some of their current forwards futures are up in the air.

Wolves want Martin Braithwaite

The Denmark international forward, Martin Braithwaite, who starred at Euro 2020 for his country could be available for as little as £13 million.

According to Spanish outlet Sport, the Catalan giants reportedly need to relieve their wage budget by selling existing players in order to make way for new stars such as Aguero and Depay.

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Braithwaite only scored seven goals for the Blaugrana last season but was described as a ‘key player‘ thanks to his excellent teamwork.

The report has claimed that the forward would prefer to join West Ham United or Wolves, although Brighton and Hove Albion want him as well..

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Potential impact

If Wolves were to sign the Barcelona forward, it would leave two of their strikers’ futures in the balance.

With Raul Jimenez and Fabio Silva expected to play a key role for the club next season under new head coach Bruno Lage, it means both Rafa Mir and Patrick Cutrone could be available for sale.

Cutrone has returned to Wolves for pre-season and is expected to feature in some of their friendlies. Rafa Mir has not yet reported back but this may be because he is in Spain’s Olympic football squad for Tokyo 2020.