Transfer Focus: West Ham target Braithwaite keen to move on this summer

Reported West Ham target Martin Braithwaite wants to leave Toulouse this summer.

What’s the Word?

In a recent interview with DR Sporten in Denmark, the 25-year-old revealed that he plans to depart France in the summer and leave for pastures new.

“The time where I must leave Toulouse is now. Summer is long and something is going to happen. I don’t know exactly when. The Bundesliga and Premier League are great leagues and interesting to me.”

talkSPORT are reporting that West Ham are keen on the 14-cap attacker – following on from similar claims made by L’Equipe (as covered by HITC) last month and Sky Sports back in January.

According to Transfermarkt, Braithwaite’s market value is around £6.38million.

How good has Braithwaite been this season?

Braithwaite, who has 14 caps for Denmark, has had the most prolific seasons of his career over the past two campaigns. In 2016/17, the attacker scored 12 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions, helping Toulouse steer clear of relegation and finishing in a respectable 13th place.

Perhaps Braithwaite’s most impressive improvement this season has been his ability to be an attacking threat from the left wing; cutting inside and using his fantastic ability on both feet to create opportunities for teammates and score goals himself.

Would Braithwaite be a good signing for West Ham?

It is no secret that West Ham would benefit from a 20+ goal a season striker to help fill the perennial void at the top end of the pitch. While Braithwaite is unlikely to be the answer to that seemingly constant conundrum, he would offer some pace and attacking threat from wide areas and would be handy weapon from the bench.

 


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