Setien happy for Junior Firpo over Barcelona move

Transfer: Barcelona agree deal for €25million defender

He can also play in a more advanced left-sided role, as well as being able to fill in at centre-back.

Barcelona have completed the signing of left-back Junior Firpo on a five-year contract from Real Betis for a fee which could rise to £27.5m.

Firpo is also a Spanish under-21 worldwide.

After sevefal weeks of negotiations, Barca have completed a switch for Real Betis defender Junior Firpo.

Firpo, 22, is Barcelona's fourth recruit of the close season after the Catalans signed forward Antoine Griezmann, midfielder Frenkie De Jong and goalkeeper Neto.

Junior made the step up to the first team from the B team in the 2017-18 season when he ended playing the same number of games in each team: 14 matches, all of them as a starter. Betis were always willing to sell for less than the player's €40m release clause and the two clubs finally agreed on a price on Saturday.

The Dominican-born player impressed during Spain's successful Under-21 European Championship campaign this summer and will challenge Jordi Alba for the left-back slot.

Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Junior Firpo from Real Betis on Sunday.

Firpo is coming off a stellar year at Los Verdiblancos, since he finished the 2018-19 season with three goals and four assists in 24 LaLiga appearances.

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