Martin Braithwaite and Barcelona seem to be involved in a high-stakes game of poker.
The Blaugrana are pushing for the 31-year-old’s exit this summer, but so far, he’s made it clear he won’t do so willingly.
Even the threat of missing out on the World Cup hasn’t phased the striker.
Barcelona currently have too many attacking options in their squad, with Xavi even leaving him out of the team for their trip to the USA.
Management had been hoping those two weeks would provide Braithwaite with the time needed to sort out his future, but that hasn’t been the case.
Although the former Leganes player has an offer from Saudi Arabia on the table, he is still reluctant to leave.
He wants everything
Barcelona have considered terminating Braithwaite’s contract, but so far, he’s made it clear he wants to be paid the full two years remaining on his contract.
As a result, Barcelona are ready to increase the pressure on Braithwaite, though they know they can’t go too far or risk the player filing a complaint.