Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu has defended the recent signing of Leganes player, Martin Braithwaite.
Bartomeu revealed that it was a deal that had to be wrapped up even if Leganes have a right to feel aggrieved by the transfer.
According to him, he agrees that the loopholes in the La Liga transfer laws have to be revised so it can be a fair situation for all clubs in Spain.
He added that Martin will help the Barcelona team now and in the future.
His words, “We have paid the clause following the regulations, although we believe that it should be revised because it is not fair that Leganes cannot now sign anyone,”
“After analysing different players, we chose Martin. We believe it will help us win the two remaining titles,”
“I am very excited about the arrival of a new player and we hope he will help us in a league that we want to win and that is very open. He will give us strength.
“We had a long-term injured player like Dembele, in addition to Luis Suarez. The technical team has studied players and we hope Braithwaite can debut quickly.
“He has signed for the next four and a half years and comes to help now and for the future.”
“Martin is a Denmark international, with experience different from those players we have,” said Abidal, who dodged questions regarding his recent row with Lionel Messi.
“He has character, strength, speed and great potential. I have had the opportunity to speak with coaches he has had. He will contribute a lot and be decisive.
“Hopefully, we can compete with him at the highest level.”
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