THE BARÇA ASKS TIME
The best and the worst of the signing of Junior Firpo
Published:24/07/2019 - 18:22h
Updated:24/07/2019 - 18:29h
FC Barcelona is looking for the left side and Junior Firpo is still one of the most liked. However, Barça would have asked for time to decide
The FC Barcelona follows very attentive to the market of traspasos and, especially, to the alternatives that arise in the left side, a position that in the staff culé only has a footballer that can occupy it of natural form: Jordi Alba. In this case, the technical office search to a player that can exert the role that had Lucas Digne does more than a year.
Junior Firpo, side of the Real Betis, is one of the footballers that adjusts to the profile that looks for the sportive direction to accompany to the carrilero of L'Hospitalet. The FC Barcelona would not have decided still if go or not going strong to by the dominican and, according to the informations of Sport, has asked time for meditar the decision. There are several factors to take into account in his signing.
Junior Firpo, by profile futbolístico, fits to perfection with what the FC Barcelona is looking for: it treats of a very offensive side, powerful physically and with very good technician so much for desbordar as to surprise with combinations arriving to the background line. Besides, it is 22 years old (it fulfils 23 to finals of August) by what would have good progression.
In fact, in the last party that the dominican played in the Camp Nou, already showed of what is able. No only it went author of one of the goals (with a big manoeuvre inside the area and a big shot), but it was a puñal of way continued with big played by his band. Besides, it knows LaLiga, would not have problems of language and at present plays in a team with a philosophy futbolística resembled the culé.
Of course, the price is one of the sources of doubt by part of the FC Barcelona. Hardly the Betis will access to traspasarle by less than 30 million euros, a very high figure taking into account that we are speaking of a footballer that would arrive to be acting of Jordi Alba. Other alternatives like Philipp Max would be more viable economically.
Besides, the fact that Junior Firpo would have it very complicated to be headline is another important obstacle for the FC Barcelona, since it would be necessary to see if the player would be had to abandon the Betis to leave to a team in which it would not have all the minutes that he would want to.