Leeds United agrees with Barcelona for junior Firpo deal

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

The former Real Betis man has failed to replace Jordi Alba as Barcelona’s first full-back and is expected to complete a transfer this summer.

AC Milan was thought to be in talks with Barcelona over a move for Firpo, but according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Leeds United are ready to win the race for their services.

AC Milan are said to be looking for a first loan deal, and Romano reports also added that Leeds have therefore become Firpo’s favorite place as he prepares to move to Elland Road permanently.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are expected to look for Filippo’s first € 15m (£ 12.8m) transfer fee, which will go up and down and leave Barcelona to play 41 games in the last 2 seasons.

Firpo appeared only played 18 games for Blaugrana in all competitions last term but started only 3 La Liga games under Ronald Koeman.

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