Premier League Transfer: Liverpool and Manchester United ready to battle for La Liga sensation Junior Firpo in this summer transfer window.
Junior Firpo is set to leave Real Betis this summer, after reaching to fame with his phenomenal performances with the Spanish giants aroused interests of several clubs.
In further advancements, according to a report by the Marca, Liverpool and Manchester United are vying for the services of the 22-year-old player.
The 22-year-defender is a left-back, and have blistering pace, which has helped Los Verdiblancos in attack several times. Firpo has expressed his desire to play in England, and amassed interests from both the giants.
Alberto Moreno left Liverpool after the end of the season, thus Jurgen Klopp is looking for replacements, to gain a back-up option for Andy Robertson.
On the other hand, Manchester United need immediate reinforcements at the back, with Luke Shaw giving inconsistent performance, Firpo seems like an upgrade to him.
The Spanish player is a raw talent with mere experience of 30 games in La Liga, but has impressed several viewers after his exhibits in La Liga.
It is further reported that Firpo might cost around €50 million, as his buy-out clause is set on this price. In this inflated market, this price doesn’t seem inflated.
Moreover, considering his potential, this price can turn out to be a bargain. Additionally, presently there are not many players at his potential with equal talent. Thus, Firpo is a must gamble at this price.
However, at the same time, investing so intensively on a player, who has such a brief experience in the top flight can turn out to be a fool’s play too.
How twitter reacted
Manchester United also want Real Betis defender Junior Firpo (Marca) pic.twitter.com/veZ32o7kEh
— losing love for utd-edgar (@LosingUtd) June 23, 2019
Manchester United are preparing a £26m bid for Real Betis defender Junior Firpo.
The Dominican left-sided player has impressed in La Liga this season and is said to favour a move to the Premier League. pic.twitter.com/RyX6denJJj
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) May 26, 2019
According to reports in Spain, @ManUtd are in negotiation with R.Betis for their attacking full back JUNIOR FIRPO.
This transfer is necessary to put cover for Shaw or even displace him if his performances are great. The age, 22, makes it easier for a VERY HEALTHY… pic.twitter.com/CX81hdXAp4
— REDDEVILS (@GLORYGLORYRED) May 25, 2019
Junior Firpo would be absolutely perfect for Liverpool!
Cover at left back, left wing and centre back, all in one fell swoop, and we get an excellent player out of it too
— Daniel Moxon (@dmoxon_) June 21, 2019
Liverpool are ready to play the £45m release clause of Junior Firpo of Real Betis according to various reports today.
That's a team who finished 2nd in the league and won the UCL spending £45m on a single player.
But Arsenal's total budget is £45m.
— The Bottom Corner (@TheBottomCorner) June 22, 2019
Liverpool have not been put off by Junior Firpo’s £45m release clause. [The Guardian]
The left-back has reportedly been targeted as a potential replacement for Alberto Moreno, although is able to play on the left-wing as well. pic.twitter.com/s83UFqdeyc
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) June 22, 2019
Liverpool will next play a domestic side Tranmere Rovers in less than three weeks. Meanwhile, Manchester United are set to leave for Australia for the pre-season tour on 7th July.