Espanyol’s Martin Braithwaite Advises Barcelona to Worry About Players’ Mental Health Following His Departure

Espanyol’s Martin Braithwaite Advises Barcelona to Worry About Players’ Mental Health Following His Departure

  • Barcelona terminated Martin Braithwaite's contract on the final day of the recently concluded transfer window
  • Danish striker Martin Braithewaite was told he had no future at Barcelona and had to find a new club
  • Martin Braithwaite has spoken up about the difficulties he faced towards the end of his time with Barcelona

Denmark's Martin Braithwaite didn't leave FC Barcelona on the best of terms, and the current Espanyol striker had some choice words for his former club.

Braithwaite signed for Barcelona in 2020 but soon fell down the pecking order once Xavi replaced Ronald Koeman as manager.

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Martin Braithwaite has opened up about his turbulent time at FC Barcelona and blasted the club for not worrying about players' mental health. Image: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce
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Football Espana reported that despite being contracted to the club until 2024, the Blaugrana were desperate to part ways with the striker during the recently completed transfer window.

Barcelona didn't give Braithwaite a squad number for the new season, left him in Spain while they went to the United States of America for pre-season and wanted to terminate his contract so he could leave as a free agent.

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Daily Mail reported that Braithwaite joined city-rivals Espanyol on deadline day and has spoken out about his torrid time at the Catalan giants.

"Did I take it as bullying? I actually don't know. But I think it's important that you always think about other people's mental health," he said.

Braithwaite said he was happy with his performances at the club as he was the top scorer before suffering a lengthy injury, but also knew that Xavi didn't believe in his abilities.

"I had known for a long time that the coach did not believe in me and that I had to move on from Barcelona."

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FC Barcelona are tired of their players refusing to leave the club this transfer window.

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The Spanish side have earmarked a few players as ‘non-essential’ at the club and have actively tried to sell them to fund new signings, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Unfortunately for the Blaugrana, the players aren’t interested in giving up their status as Barcelona players. One of those players is striker Martin Braithwaite.

Martin Braithwaite agrees to leave Barcelona this summer provided the Blaugrana pay him his full salary

Barcelona are finding that parting ways with players is harder than it looks.

Frenkie de Jong and Sergino Dest both refused to leave the club, and now Martin Braithwaite is doing the same, Sports Brief earlier noted.

As reported by Football Espana, Braithwaite has two years left on his contract with Barcelona and insists that the club pay out the full amount of his remaining contract before he leaves.