West Ham United face an uphill battle in their pursuit of Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite, with Brighton & Hove Albion, Burnley and Norwich City also interested in his signature [Sport].
Enjoying a respectable 2020/21 campaign, the Danish forward registered 11 goal contributions from 42 fixtures for the Catalan giants, with seven goals and four assists [Transfermarkt].
The Premier League quartet are all said to be keen on the 30-year-old, who is also subject of attention from an unnamed Russian club.
Would Braithwaite be a good signing for West Ham United?
David Moyes reportedly wants to strengthen his offensive arsenal this summer, whilst he is believed to be an admirer of Braithwaite’s qualities as the Irons stride towards the 2021/22 campaign [The Sun].
In light of these recent developments, plenty of Hammers diehards have taken to Twitter to voice their concerns over the latest news, with many unconvinced by Braithwaite’s abilities.
West Ham United fans react:
Replying to popular West Ham fan outlet West Ham News, here is how some fans summarised their opinion on the links with the Denmark internationalist:
“A player who through his career averages a goal every 4+ matches & last season in La Liga managed 2 in 1,160 minutes. Excuse me if I’m not overcome with excitement.”
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