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C.D. Leganés signs the goals of Martin Braithwaite

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24/07/2019 23:55

C.D. Leganés and Middlesbrough F.C. have reached an agreement for the transfer of 28-year-old Danish international striker, Martin Braithwaite, who has already defended the cucumber shirt from last January until the end of the season. The player will join his teammates in the preseason ... and signs until June 30th, 2023.

Braithwaite, native of Esbjerg, will wear again the cucumber shirt after defending it for five months, where he played a total of nineteen matches between LaLiga and Copa del Rey, scoring 5 goals and giving 5 assists. The forward scored his first goal against Real Madrid, later scoring against Barcelona, ​​Rayo Vallecano, Valencia and Sevilla making him one of C.D. Leganés last season’s most outstanding players best players.

Martín Braithwaite started his career playing for his city’s team, debuting in the Danish first division only being 18 years old. Footballer capable of playing as a forward or a winger, with speed and precision, enjoying great experience both club and national level.

He played four seasons for Esbjerg, where he won a Danish Cup, before joining the French side Toulouse in August 2013. In his first season in Ligue 1 he provided eight goals and nine assists, then scoring six goals in his second season. The 2015/16 season was his best one scoring-wise, with 14 goals among all competitions despite not always acting as a forward but as a winger. Already settled on the team, in 2016/17 he scored twelve goals.

33 times international with the Danish national team, disputing the 2018 World Cup in Russia

In the summer of 2017, he signed for Middlesbrough to play in the English Championship, scoring six goals in the first half of the championship before going on loan in the winter market to the French Bordeaux Girondins. Back in Ligue 1, Braithwaite helped with four goals for Girondins to qualify for the Europa League before returning to Middlesbrough at the end of the loan. Last season before joining the Leganés, Martin played 19 matches for Boro, scoring three goals.

Braithwaite has been international 33 times with Denmark, competing in the last year’s World Cup in Russia. He debuted with his national team in 2013 and, after participating in several qualifying stages, managed to earn a spot among the 23 Danish players in last year's World Cup. Braithwaite played all four games: against Peru and Australia he started on the bench, starting against France and Croatia, against whom the Danes would fall on penalties in the round of 16. More recently, Braithwaite achieved promotion to League A in the League of Nations by playing all four league’s matches and scoring a goal in Wales.