Bartomeu explained their decision yesterday: "After analysing different players, we chose Martin. We think he will help us win the two remaining titles. I am very excited about the arrival of a new player and we hope he will help us in a league which we want to win and which is very open.
"He will give us strength. We had a long-term injured player like Dembélé, in addition to Luis Suarez. The technical team has studied the players and we hope that Braithwaite can make his debut quickly. He has signed for the next four and a half years and is here helping us now and for the future."