Barcelona Given Special Dispensation to Sign Middlesbrough Flop Martin Braithwaite

Barcelona Given Special Dispensation to Sign Middlesbrough Flop Martin Braithwaite

Leo Messi looks set to get a new striking partner – with Middlesbrough flop Martin Braithwaite on the brink of signing for Barcelona this evening.

Of course, with the transfer window now slammed shut, teams can’t typically sign players, but the La Liga giants were given special dispensation to sign the Danish international on an emergency basis, according to the Daily Mail.

The shock move for Braithwaite comes after an injury to Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, who has torn his hamstring and could be out of action until the end of the season.

Spanish clubs now have 15 days to sign a player who is either currently plying his trade in Spain’s top division or is a free agent – despite the European transfer window being closed.

Braithwaite, 28, was pretty disappointing in his two-year spell in English football, and was even loaned-out twice during his time at the Riverside.

But it seems his form for Spanish side Leganes has impressed the decision makers at the Nou Camp – and he could be challenging for the Champions League come May.

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