Leeds United have reached an agreement to sign Barcelona defender Junior Firpo in a €15m transfer. The Whites beat out West Ham, Southampton, Inter and AC Milan for the player’s signature.
The 24-year-old Spanish international is expected to ink a five-year deal with the Peacocks until 2026. Firpo fits the attacking mold of Marcelo Bielsa’s side — the left-back scored 7 times and made 9 assists in his 62 appearances for the Blaugrana.
He featured in 5 consecutive Champions League wins for Barca in the 20/21 season.
Firpo moved to Camp Nou from Real Betis in the summer of 2019 but has taken a secondary role behind Koeman’s preferred starter, Jordi Alba.
Bielsa continues to excite Peacock fans with ambitious signings this summer. Leeds are also linked with Brazilian attacker Matheus Cunha and Cagliari midfielder Nahitani Nandez.
The West Yorkshire club want to continue their momentum in the Premier League where they finished 9th last season, just 3 points out of European qualification last season. Leeds won the 2019/20 Championship under Bielsa.