Guillem Balague absolutely raved about Junior Firpo with the Barcelona left-back thought to be closing in on a move to Leeds United.
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The EuroJournal claims that the 24-year-old is close to moving to Elland Road in a £13 million deal.
Those who really know and understand football are well aware of just how good Junior Firpo is.
There are some fans who question his ability, however, after he endured a tough time at the Camp Nou with Barca last season.
The truth of the matter is that he just wasn’t given enough chances to impress.
The 24-year-old made just three La Liga starts for Barcelona, often being asked to come off the bench in his two seasons at Camp Nou.
Compare that with his time at Real Betis, and it’s obvious to see that he just needs regular games. In 24 La Liga outings during his final season at Estadio Benito Villamarin, Firpo racked up three goals and four assists. He averaged 1.6 tackles, one interception and 1.5 clearances per match during this appearances.
Guillem Balague a huge Junior Firpo fan
The Barcelona ace is an outstanding defender. He is very good going forward as well.
Well renowned Spanish pundit Guillem Balague took to Twitter last night to explain to Leeds fans what they will be getting when Marcelo Bielsa eventually brings him to Elland Road:
Junior is not the player seen at Barcelona. What #LeedsUnited is getting is a young energetic full back that needs space in front of him to make an impact. Better running with the ball than attacking a static defence. Has lost confidence but has lots of it when playing well pic.twitter.com/yyhmgdZ7Tt
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 3, 2021
Leeds fans will be excited by Balague’s comments on Firpo. He certainly has the talent. And more opportunities of regular action at Elland Road will surely help bring out the best in him.
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