Spanish giants, Barcelona have been allowed an emergency signing after injuries to Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele and have made the surprise decision to go for Braithwaite.
Barca have paid his €18 million release clause and confirmed he has signed a contract with the club that runs until the summer of 2024 with €300m release clause.
Braithwaite has six goals and two assists in La Liga this season and is only eligible to play in the league for Barcelona in 2019-20.
His arrival will strengthen Quique Setien’s attacking options and will allow him the option of giving Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati some rest.
Welcome to Barcelona Martin Braithwaite!