Martin Braithwaite did nothing to impress his Barcelona audience at what can only be deemed an embarrassing unveiling.
There were already question marks over Barcelona’s decision to sign the Danish international Martin Braithwaite.
However, the exceptional injury circumstances, meant that Barca had special dispensation to sign an extra forward outside of the traditional transfer window.
They really had little choice, as options were limited. Not many teams want to part with a star asset without the chance to replace them.
Blaugrana decided to activate Braithwaite’s release clause and the decision was out of his club Leganes’ hands.
They paid 18 million Euros for him and added a 300 million Euro release clause.
It remains to be seen if and when he will be used by Quique Setien, or if he was simply brought in in case of emergencies.
He was unveiled today officially and performed the traditional skills show.
Well, let’s just say he tried to anyway.
Things did not go to plan.
Today’s performance verged on the shambolic.
It’s unlikely they will have to worry about that release clause being activated.
If Barcelonistas didn’t already have questions about the legitimacy of this signing, those questions just intensified.
Fans from other clubs are already mocking the Catalonians.