AC Milan and Leeds United interested in Barcelona’s left-back Junior Firpo

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Junior Firpo of FC Barcelona. (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Junior Firpo was played second left-back to Jordi Alba for the majority of the 2020-21 season and made a payed 18 games in all competitions, scoring 1 goal in La Liga.

According to Spanish media, reports say that Barcelona may have to cut £171 m from their money bill if Lionel Messi commits to a new contract, Firpo is thought to be one of the players on the squad Barca consider to sell him. Italian club AC Milan are thought to be leading the race for Firpo’s signature.

According to Mundo Deportivo, premier league club Leeds United are also keenly interested to sign junior Firpo.

The report also adds that Firpo has no intention to stay at Barca next summer, but AC Milan could still win the race for his signature due to their desire to complete a loan contract with an obligation to buy him.

Firpo has scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists in 41 appearances for Barcelona, and his current contract at Camp Nou does not expire until 2024.

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