Just a year ago, the Dane dressed up as a hero against Real in the first match of the 2022/23 League
Since Xavi’s arrival, he has added a ‘whopping’ 24 minutes: despite the one from Terrassa informing him that he did not have him, he still does not disassociate himself in a pulse with the club
How happy Martin Braithwaite promised them on August 15, 2021. Koeman placed him as a starter against Real Sociedad in the opening duel of the League. The Dane became the hero of that summer night with a vital brace to secure the first three points of the season. He was the happiest and was acclaimed by everyone: press, culé environment. But after linking two more games as a starter, a serious knee injury shattered everything.
Almost five months later, the Nordic, already with Xavi on the bench, was fit to play again. And he returned playing 13 ‘against Athletic in the Cup elimination. It seemed that perhaps he could have his role as a trigger with Xavi, but nothing could be further from the truth. He would barely accumulate 11 more minutes until the end of the season. The arrivals of Adama, Ferran and Aubameyang closed the doors completely. He ceased to exist for Xavi.
INVISIBLE FOR XAVI
A technician from Terrassa who He informed him at the end of May that he did not count on him for the new project. Direct and concise. The Scandinavian decided to try to convince him. Tie yourself up and do the impossible. But the second message was more forceful: he was not included in the roster for the US tour. A month after that, Martin continues to maintain a pulse with the club. He does not accept the freedom letter and asks for the two years left on his contract, something that Barça is not willing, not even remotely, to assume.
The matter has no signs, for now, of ending anything well. Martin is doing well in Barcelona, business (he is one of the richest footballers in the world) is going from strength to strength and no immediate outcome is foreseen. Perhaps drastic, but it could have serious consequences for the club.