Barcelona confirm clause included as Leeds complete signing of Junior Firpo
Barcelona have confirmed in a statement on their website that a clause has been included in a deal that takes Junior Firpo to Leeds United. The left-back has signed a four-year contract with Marcelo Bielsa’s men. Barca took to their website to confirm that a sell-on clause is included.
Firpo, 24, has decided to leave Barcelona after managing just 41 appearances in two seasons. The Dominican Republic international is said to have had the choice of joining AC Milan on loan. But Firpo chose to make the permanent switch to Leeds under Bielsa.
He has chosen the latter, penning a four-year deal until the summer of 2025. A fee is in the region of £13.5million, and he will wear the number three shirt – recently vacated by Barry Douglas, who is on his way to Lech Poznan. Leeds confirmed the news with a video on Twitter.
What is the clause in the deal that sees Leeds sign Firpo from Barcelona?
Barcelona claim in a statement on their official website that a clause is in the deal, representing 20% of his next move will go to Barcelona. Normally, it is a percentage of the profit. But in Firpo’s case, his next move will see Leeds only receive 80% – and Barca the remaining fifth.
Of course, that means that if Leeds sold him in the future for £25million, £5million would go to Barcelona. It is quite a hefty clause in included but given that Leeds have signed Firpo for £13.5million and add-ons – it represents a good deal. Victor Orta strikes again.