Ivan Rakitic reacts as Leeds announce Junior Firpo signing
Ivan Rakitic was amongst a host of players sending messages to Junior Firpo on social media after Leeds United announced the signing of the Barcelona full-back.
Firpo has been linked with an Elland Road switch for a little while. In fact, it was previously claimed that he had rejected AC Milan to join Marcelo Bielsa’s ranks.
It looks to be a real coup for the Whites. And it is definitely a statement of intent ahead of their second year back in the Premier League.
Leeds certainly needed a left-back. And that need only increased with the news that Gjanni Alioski has left this summer.
Firpo arrives having provided cover for Jordi Alba over the last two years at Barcelona.
So it is little surprise that some big names have responded to the 24-year-old’s Instagram after it was announced that he had joined Leeds.
Frenkie de Jong was amongst those to reply, while Rakitic sent his ‘congratulations’ to the defender…
Will Leeds fans see the player Barcelona bought after signing Junior Firpo?
Firpo has not had the easiest two years at the Nou Camp. And the £13 million fee perhaps highlights that he has not yet taken his game to that next level.
But he is now working with Marcelo Bielsa. The Leeds boss has taken several players to heights that they probably could not have imagined before his arrival.
Firpo also has every chance to establish himself as a regular fixture in the Leeds side.
And it should come as no surprise if he ultimately proves to be an inspired signing.
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