West Ham transfer news: Barcelona star will reportedly only leave for better contract

West Ham United have been dealt a potential transfer blow, with Mundo Deportivo sharing Martin Braithwaite‘s stance on leaving Barcelona this summer.

According to the report, Braithwaite is wanted by the Hammers, as well as a number of other Premier League sides.

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The 30-year-old has had an interesting time at the Nou Camp. He arrived as an emergency signing, joining for £15 million.

And while he has won some plaudits at times, it is little surprise that the former Middlesbrough man may be on the way out of the club this summer.

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He ended the campaign with just two goals in La Liga. In all competitions, he had seven in 42, with four assists.

Nevertheless, he appears to be attracting plenty of attention. According to Mundo Deportivo, West Ham want him. Meanwhile, Valencia are also interested.

But it appears that Braithwaite is not rushing to leave the Catalan giants.

According to Mundo Deportivo, he has made it clear that he is not prepared to move unless he is offered a better contract elsewhere.

West Ham unlikely to pursue Braithwaite transfer if wage reports are correct

It has been suggested that he is on £105,000-a-week. If that is indeed the case, surely West Ham are unlikely to make a move.

Braithwaite has been bright for Denmark at Euro 2020. However, he surely cannot command a contract well into six-figures.

His record over his career has been somewhat unspectacular. The Dane averages less than a goal every four games in his club career.

West Ham need a striker to take the pressure off of Michail Antonio. And if David Moyes pursues a move, he may point at Jesse Lingard as a reason to not write any signing off initially.

But surely, Braithwaite is not the striker the Irons need at this stage of his career – particularly given the terms he may demand.

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