Barcelona, eager to sell many of its players this summer, has just made official a first departure, that of the Spanish fullback Junior Firpo to Leeds United in the Premier League. The departure of Firpo was in the papers of Barça in recent weeks, but no agreement with Leeds had been found. It is now done for a transfer of around 15 million euros, plus bonuses. The former Betis defender should proceed to his medical very quickly and the official announcement should be made in the wake.
Barça Mercato: Junior Firpo joins Leeds United!
The Dominican-Spanish fullback, Junior Firpo, leaves Barcelona after two seasons to join the Premier League and Leeds United of Marcelo Bielsa. The player will sign a four-year contract and will receive, according to the Catalan press, a higher salary than that received in Barcelona. The representative of Junior Firpo, Sufiel Abdelkader has finalized negotiations with Leeds, for a transfer of 15 million euros paid in two installments by the English club. The lateral is already in England and will most likely be announced today in the evening. With only 36 games played in two seasons, Firpo was on the list of undesirables at Barça, which needs to sell part of its squad to get rid of its debt.
Junior Firpo will try to get back on track in England
Arrived in Catalonia in 2019 from Betis Sevilla, for a sum of 18 million euros, Junior Firpo has rarely been put to use by the various coaches of Barça. Recruited to bring competition to Jordi Alba, the defender has never been able to impose himself in front of Jordi Alba, who has only confirmed his status as an indisputable starter. Leeds seems to be the perfect club to allow the Spaniard to relaunch himself and fully exploit his potential.