Report: Leeds and Barcelona sources state a deal could happen in next four days
A report from Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim that sources from both Leeds and Barcelona have given an update on Junior Firpo. They claim that sources suggest a deal could be happen this week, in the next four days. Firpo has chosen to join Leeds, despite interest from AC Milan.
Firpo, 24, could leave Barcelona as Ronald Koeman’s side need to bring in some funds to balance the books. The left-back has been identified as a potential sale this summer, having managed just 41 appearances in two seasons. Leeds are said to have won the race to get him.
A deal is said to have been agreed, with a fee between £13million and £15.5million on the table. A portion of that will go to Real Betis. Now, sources from Leeds and Barcelona have told MD that a deal could go through this week – or early next week. Firpo looks set to sign.
Barcelona ace Firpo is a sensational statement of intent for Leeds
Obviously, Leeds need a left-back. Thursday signals the day in which fan favourite Gjanni Alioski officially leaves the Yorkshire club, as his contract expires. It is something that Leeds have been expecting to happen for some time. But it strengthens the need for a left-back.
Firpo fits the bill. Not only he can also play as a winger or as a right-back, but Firpo is athletic, he is attacking and he is strong. Firpo is a sensational signing. For £13million, he is a bargain.