Setien happy for Junior Firpo over Barcelona move

Setien happy for Junior Firpo over Barcelona move

Setien happy for Junior Firpo over Barcelona move

La Liga champion Barca has paid €18m up front with a further €12m potentially due in add-ons.

Barcelona has agreed a deal to sign defender Junior Firpo from Real Betis for a fee potentially rising to €30million.

Junior Firpo, 22 years old, signed a contract with the Spanish club for 18 million euros plus another 12 million in variables, with a termination clause of 200 million euros, to play 5 seasons with Barcelona FC.

Despite being born in the Dominican Republic, he is a Spanish global with the U21 team.

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"His electric pace and his tireless running see him quickly recover his defensive position".

The move marks a rapid rise for the left back, having only made his first team debut in February previous year against Deportivo la Coruña.

"In addition, Junior Firpo dominates in possession - a fundamental aspect of the Barca game".

He now joins high profile signings including Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong as Barcelona continue their quest to win the Champions League in the new season.

They then kick-off their Liga campaign against Athletic Club six days later, though a row between the league and the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has thrown the kick-off time for that match into doubt.

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