Maybe it was the manner in which he joined Barcelona, completely out of the blue and leaving relegation-threatened Leganes in the lurch.
But Martin Braithwaite certainly didn’t deserve the scrutiny that came his way when he sealed a shock move to the Camp Nou in controversial circumstances – outside of the transfer window, no less.
This is a forward with 39 caps for the Danish national team. He twice hit double figures in Ligue 1 for a struggling Toulouse side and, as avid La Liga viewers will tell you, he was by far and away the most impressive performer at Leganes.
There is a reason why Barcelona chose him over a whole host of alternative options when they were scouring the market for a new striker to solve their injury crisis, after all.