Journalist Ferran Martinez reports that The Whites are looking to sign the 24-year-old on a loan-to-buy deal this summer, but the Spaniard prefers a move to AC Milan. Celta Vigo and West Ham have also made bids, but the price is unknown for now.
Catalunya Ràdio, meanwhile, states Leeds have enquired with Barcelona about the availability of left-back Junior Firpo.— James Marshment (@marshyleeds) June 26, 2021
West Ham, Southampton, AC Milan, Fiorentina and Napoli also said to be keen
Firpo has had limited game-time at Barcelona since signing from Real Betis in 2019, making 18 appearances across four competitions last season, 7 appearances coming in La Liga. Last season, Firpo scored one and assisted one in La Liga, a little bit off his best season where he scored 3 and assisted 4 for Betis in 2018/19.
Considering that he only started playing top-flight football in 2017, Firpo is still yet to be fully unleashed despite being 24-years-old, and a few clubs are now spotting a deal to be had as Firpo struggles to overtake Jordi Alba in the Barca squad.
He’s also fairly versatile, filling in at centre-back and holding midfield on a few occasions while also playing left-wing and right-back, and we all know how useful versatility is in the Leeds team.
⚽️ Junior Firpo 20'— Goal (@goal) February 9, 2020
⚽️ Joaquin 34'
⚽️ Messi 68'
⚽️ Lo Celso 71'
⚽️ Vidal 79'
⚽️ Canales 83'
⚽️ Messi 90+2'
Another Barcelona vs Real Betis goal-fest tonight, please pic.twitter.com/x60bhwVW5B
Despite seemingly being a decent player, if you were to search “Junior Firpo“ on Twitter and check the ‘videos’ section, you will find a barrage of Spanish fans clowning on him. His lack of skill or not having any coordination in his feet, these might be a bit of a warning sign for Leeds fans if a deal were to go through.
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