Barcelona's 'richest player' terminates contract ahead of deadline day Espanyol switch

Posted Friday, September 02, 2022 by

Martin Braithwaite, who was ranked as Barcelona's richest player, has had his contract terminated by Barcelona ahead of a Deadline Day move to local rivals Espanyol

Barcelona's 'richest player' terminates contract ahead of deadline day Espanyol switch
Martin Braithwaite has had his contract terminated at Barcelona

Martin Braithwaite - Barcelona's richest player - has agreed to terminate his contract with the Catalan side on Transfer Deadline Day.

A statement from Barcelona read: "FC Barcelona and Martin Braithwaite have reached an agreement to terminate the contract binding the player to the club until the end of the 23/24 season.

"FC Barcelona publicly expresses its gratitude to Braithwaite for his commitment and dedication and wishes him the best of fortune and every success in the future." The Dane added: "It’s been an honour to represent this club. I have always given my best for the fans and the club."

Braithwaite earned around £4million per season at the Camp Nou and, according to a 2020 report by Forbes, only Lionel Messi earned more than him at Barcelona.

Away from the pitch, Braithwaite invested $850,000 (£714,298) into the real estate business NYCE, in which he is a partner alongside his uncle, Phillip Michael. NYCE boasts a real estate portfolio believed to be worth around £210million.

Braithwaite also has his fingers in a fashion brand and a restaurant in Barcelona.

Braithwaite is expected to stay in Barcelona, and transfer-guru Fabrizio Romano has reported that Dane is undergoing a medical with Espanyol.

The report suggests Braithwaite will put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal that will see him see him turn out for Barcelona's local rivals.

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