JUNIOR FIRPO, THE CHOSEN
The four left backs that Barça discarded
Published:5/08/2019 - 21:11h
Updated:5/08/2019 - 21:11h
Valverde wanted a side before starting the tour of the United States and, after months testing the market, Barça chose June. Several options were discarded
The past season, to the FC Barcelona did not go out him too well the idea to do that Jordi Alba was the only left side of the staff. Juan Miranda, that had to alternate the filial with the first team, did not convince with his performance to Ernesto Valverde, that preferred to experience with players of the first team changed of position that neither were to the height.
But the plan for this next season was very distinct and the FC Barcelona descartó repeat the situation. After several months tracking the market of signings, the culés signed to Junior Firpo, player of 22 years that shined in the rows of the Real Betis. This yes, before descartaron several footballers that also liked a lot.
The Brazilian has been headline in the Athletic of Madrid during a lot of seasons and the fact that it finalised agreement with the team colchonero did that it was very feasible his arrival to the Camp Nou. However, Filipe Luis, in spite of his big experience, was descartado by his fault of projection, since to his 33 years was a player with too much little route.
It treated of another big opportunity of market that, in this case, finished agreement with the Borussia Dortmund next summer. The German team, that still treats to renew it, would have been able to leave him go out by some 25 million euros, but finally the culés finish descartando his incorporation, that also had tried carry out some years before.
The Austrian side was the big dream of the sportive direction because of his enormous quality, his big European experience in the Bayern of Munich and his ease no only to adapt to the position of left side, but also to the one of head office, inner and mediocentro. Nevertheless, the Bavarians were not by the work to leave him leave and finally was not a viable option economically.
After consecrating in the FC Augsburg, was the big 'covered' for the left side. To his 25 years, saw like a good option of present and future. However, with an alike price to the of Junior Firpo, the FC Barcelona finish decanting by the Hispanic-dominican, three younger years and with experience in LaLiga.