Leeds United are edging closer to sealing a deal for Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo in a €15m move, according to Sport.
A lot of Spanish football publications have also confirmed the reports, with BBC Sports broadcaster Adam Pope now taking to Twitter to react to the update.
Several Spanish outlets reporting Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo is set to join Leeds for around 15m Euros, although the player's first option was AC Milan.
— Adam Pope (@apopey) June 28, 2021
While AC Milan have also been linked with the Barca full-back, it appears Leeds have pipped them to his signature.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are in need of a new left-back, with Gjanni Alioski yet to sign a new deal.
The North Macedonian is out of contract at the end of the month, and it appears both club and player are moving on.
Firpo has struggled at Barcelona since joining from Real Betis, but that has been a common theme with the left-backs that arrived before him due to Jordi Alba’s dominance.
The 24-year-old should not have a problem hitting the ground running in the Premier League should a move to Leeds work out, and it would be interesting to see whether the reports come true.