Boro set for sell-on windfall as Braithwaite joins Barcelona
Middlesbrough are set to receive a potential windfall from the transfer of Martin Braithwaite from Leganes to Barcelona.
The Spanish giants had been heavily linked with a move for the Denmark international after they were granted a special injuction by the Spanish League to sign outside the transfer window.
Braithwaithe, who joined Leganes in the summer from Boro, is said to have a sell-on clause in his contract.
It is understood that Boro could be in line to receive around £5 million from the move.
Braithwaite joined Boro in 2017 from French side Toulouse in a transfer deal worth around £9m.
He endured a torrid spell at the Riverside, spending a loan stint at Bordeaux before moving to Leganes in the summer.
The potential windfall from the transfer would go a long way in boosting the club's transfer kitty ahead of the summer.
Boro manager Jonathan Woodgate was quizzed about Braithwaite during his pre match conference at Rockliffe Park.
Woodgate briefly managed the Dane in the summer and spoke about his opinion on the player.
"I like Martin as a player, I thought he was a really good player and I would have liked to keep him, but he wanted to leave," he said.
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It will be interesting to see if he can step up to the high standards at injury-hit Barcelona.