Striker to snub Eagles

23 Aug

Toulouse forward Martin Braithwaite insists he plans to stay with the club for another season despite interest from Crystal Palace.


Crystal Palace: Striker to snub EaglesCrystal Palace: Striker to snub Eagles

The Denmark international originally joined TFC from Esbjerg in the summer of 2013 and he enjoyed his best season with the club during the 2015-16 campaign, scoring 11 goals in 36 Ligue 1 appearances.

The 25-year-old’s impressive form has continued into this season, as he scored a brace during his side’s 4-1 victory over Bordeaux on Saturday, and his goal-scoring exploits have alerted the attention of a number of clubs, with Palace, West Ham and Sunderland believed to be interested in his services.


Braithwaite admits that other clubs have enquired about his availability, but he instead wants to stay at the Stadium Municipal for at least another season.

“There have been a lot of rumours, and some of them are true,” he told Omnisport. “There have been some offers but they haven’t been good enough for the club to sell me, or anything good enough in my eyes to make me push to go.

“I want to stay in Toulouse one more year because we have something really nice going on. I think we’re in for a great season.”

Palace boss Alan Pardew is in the hunt for another striker despite signing Christian Benteke from Liverpool, but it looks as though he will have to look elsewhere as Braithwaite appears to be going nowhere.

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