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OFFICIAL: Barça confirms the sale of Junior Firpo to Leeds

Published:6/07/2021 - 13:11h

Updated:6/07/2021 - 13:57h

FC Barcelona made official this Tuesday, July 6, the sale of Junior Firpo to Leeds United. The English will pay 15 million euros for the left-back and the Catalans will keep 20% of the rights for a future sale

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The Barça confirmed this Tuesday to the midday what was a secret to voices and announced the sale of Junior, that will put course to the Leeds United in return of 15 'kilos'. "The FC Barcelona​ and the Leeds United have arrived to an agreement for the traspaso of Junior Firpo by 15 million euros. The Barcelona club reserves 20% of a future sale of the player", wrote the culés in a communiqué.

The group barcelonista wanted to appreciate him to the carrilero left-handed in this writing "his commitment and his dedication" during the two years that has dressed of blaugrana. "The FC Barcelona expresses publicly his gratitude to Junior Firpo by his commitment and his dedication and wishes him a lot of luck and successes in the future", aimed the Catalans in the announcement on the traspaso of the of the Dominican Republic.

It is necessary to remember that Junior arrived to the Barça in the summer of 2019 by 18 million euros like one of the carrileros more promising of LaLiga. Unfortunately, at the end it has finished turning into one of the big disappointments of the team of the City Condal​​. The side arrived to be the spare of Jordi Alba and put him something of pressure to the Catalan after standing out in the Real Betis, but has finished going by the rear door

The performance of the Hispanic-dominican in the Barcelona has been very underneath of the level that expected of him when him fichó. The ex canterano verdiblanco has showed to have lacks in the positional game, a defensive fragility quite evident and some limitations in the attack in static. By all this, Ronald Koeman so alone gave him only 18 parties between all the competitions the past campaign, showing his little confidence in him.

By all this, with the seen well of his trainer and in front of the need to do box and reduce mass salarial, Joan Laporta put him in the market. Finally, it will leave 15 'kilos' in the arks of the club, although 3 of them will go to stop to the Betis, that saved 20% of a future sale when him traspasó. Besides, it fits to say that the Barça still has to amortise something more than 10 million his purchase in 2019, by what economically speaking the gains by this operation are almost non-existent.

The Barça reduces mass salarial with the sale of Junior

Nevertheless, although the club almost has not taken out cut of this traspaso, at least yes has undone of the 6 million gross euros that paid by his wage. Although it is not a news that go to decant the scales to close the continuity of Leo Messi or to solve the economic problems of the entity, is a small step more in the 'operation gone out'. Now, reportedly, Miralem Pjanic and Samuel Umtiti could be the following.

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