The striker was tipped for a potential exit in the January transfer window, but he appears to have poured cold water on these rumors.
Martin Braithwaite insists there is ‘no option’ for him to leave Barcelona in January or once the season ends, effectively shutting down the prospect of a Camp Nou exit in the near future.
The Denmark international arrived from Leganes last year in an €18m deal but initially struggled to make his mark. He appears to have turned things around this season though, having started in eight of his last 10 league appearances.
And while Braithwaite has been demoted to the bench for the club’s last two games, he relishes the competition and remains determined to fulfill all of his aims for the campaign.
“There is no option for me to leave in this winter market and not at the end of the season either,” the 29-year-old told TV3. “Next year I will continue to fight for my goals.
“I like that the club looks for other players in the market. It is supposed to be like that in a team like Barcelona, which aspires to be the best team in the world.
“You need to have internal competition. It doesn’t scare me, it motivates me.”
Braithwaite will hope to regain a spot in Ronald Koeman’s lineup for Wednesday’s visit to Real Sociedad in a Spanish Super Cup semi-final clash in Cordoba.