A reporter from one of the Barcelona radio stations recently announced that Junior Firpo has practically become the new player of the Spanish champion.
For many years, Barcelona has been looking for a football player who would relieve Jordi Alba from continuous left defense. From the moment of his transfer to Barcelona, there were few players in the team who could seriously play on the left side of the defensive. I only counted two people – Brazilian Adriano and Frenchman Lucas Digne.
It turns out that the representative of Spain, seven years after returning to the ranks of Barcelona will finally receive a player who at first glance can really strengthen the competition. A defender who meets the expectations.
They identified their target
And @FCBarcelona are close to getting their man
As Junior Firpo edges towards the Camp Nou
— MARCA in English (@MARCAinENGLISH) August 3, 2019
Junior Firpo has been opening the list of candidates for strengthening the team for many weeks. The footballer himself was almost from the beginning interested in moving to Barcelona but the complete agreement between the Barcelona and Real Betis was missing.
However, the issue of transfer will be finalized within the next few days. Real Betis are to receive €18 million for the player who a few weeks ago celebrated winning the European Championship with Spain U-21. Looking at the amount of money itself, you can see that the Barcelona authorities went to Seville for this promotion.
Barcelona are working very hard to close the signing of Junior Firpo and they are close to reaching a deal. [ESPN] pic.twitter.com/oizDKsFnOv
— Blaugrana Realm (@Blaugranarealm) August 3, 2019
What can you say about him, a player who will celebrate his 23rd birthday at the end of the month? For sure that he was one of the most outstanding players of Real Betis and one of the best players playing their position in the entire Spanish league. The Spaniard debuted quite recently in the first team of barcelona but since then he is practically unmatched.
Last season’s biggest problem was injuries that eliminated Firpo from the game for a total of three months. Any absences did not prevent Junior from being in the top of the assistants in the ranks of Real Betis.
Only four players had more assists, so Junior Firpo will definitely go on trips to the opponents’ penalty area. More importantly, the ability to play forward, Firpo does not forget about his primary goal which is to defend access to his own goal.