By Mike Southey

17th Nov, 2020 | 7:00pm

West Ham could revisit interest in Martin Braithwaite - report

West Ham United have once again asked about the signing of Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite, according to Sport.

The Spanish outlet claim on their website that Barcelona would allow the Dane to leave the Nou Camp if he agrees to go through the exit door.

It is suggested that Premier League rivals Leeds and West Brom are both also interested and could launch moves in January.

West Ham were reportedly interested in Braithwaite over the summer, but that move eventually collapsed before anything concrete.

It was a surprise that Barcelona made a move for the former Middlesbrough man, and they quickly decided he could leave after less than two years.

The Hammers refused to pay the £16.1million that Barcelona wanted to recoup from their negotiations previously.

The Spanish club are open to a loan move in January, but they would prefer to sell the striker permanently if they could.

David Moyes and the Irons are clearly targeting the Spanish market this year.

Reports surfaced at the beginning of the week that West Ham are also interested in Real Madrid duo Mariano and Luka Jovic.

That pair have been described as “abandoned”, something that based on this report, Braithwaite also appears to be suffering from.

Braithwaite has only featured for 64 minutes in La Liga this season, and a loan move would certainly be advisable before making any stupid moves and splashing the cash.

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