Talking Wolves’ Dave Azzopardi has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of the Midlands club making a move to sign Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite during the current summer transfer window.
This comes after Azzopardi made an appearance on a recent video from the Talking Wolves YouTube channel where he spoke about the latest news stories concerning Bruno Lage’s side.
After it was recently reported by Spanish media outlet Sport that Wolves have been offered the chance to sign Braithwaite this summer for a fee of €15 million (£12.9 million), Azzopardi had this to say on the matter.
He said: “The first report suggested it was around €15 million, I personally don’t think Wolves would pay that for Braithwaite, it may well be another loan with an option to buy deal.
“He has played in England before and it hasn’t gone well for him, so it’d be very, very interesting, it’s worth keeping an eye on this one because Wolves seems to be the team that have been pushing the most to sign Braithwaite.”
Barcelona signed Braithwaite back in February last year from fellow La Liga side CD Leganes for a fee of £16.2 million, according to Transfermarkt.
Since then, the former Middlesbrough man, who is currently valued at £8.1 million, has made 53 appearances for Barcelona across all competitions, in which he has managed to score eight goals and provide four assists in the process.
TIF Thoughts on Dave Azzopardi’s comments on a potential Wolves move for Braithwaite…
Given how the striker only managed to score two goals and ultimately earn himself a rather disappointing overall season rating of 6.33/10 for his performances in La Liga last season, making him one of Barcelona’s lowest-rated players according to WhoScored, it’s understandable why Azzopardi thinks the club would be more inclined to take Braithwaite on loan rather than buy him this summer.
Would you take Martin Braithwaite at Wolves?
In our view, with the club having a number of attacking options in their squad such as Trincao and Fabio Silva among others – and also with Raul Jimenez getting back into action recently after recovering from his serious head injury – perhaps the club don’t need to sign a striker this summer such as Braithwaite.