West Ham is in advance negotiations on an £18 m deal with Martin Braithwaite forward of Barcelona, as they jumped ahead of Everton in the race.
This year one of La Liga’s most surreal moments was the 29-year-old’s move to Camp Nou. Following Ousmane Dembélé’s long-term injury La Liga offered Barça permission to sign Braithwaite outside the transfer window, and the former Leganés man penned a contract with a € 300 million release clause until 2024.
The deal left Leganés in an increasingly futile relegation battle without their main striker and before choosing to pass him on Barcelona used him only for 11 games
Braithwaite was a potential target of both West Ham and Everton but the Hammers moved ahead and are now pressing for an £ 18 million contract, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Hammers finally look set to get their man as they had tried to sign him from Toulouse back in 2016 that’s when ties between West Ham and Braithwaite first emerged.